A sword never kills anybody;
it's a tool in the killer's hand.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Laws do not persuade
just because they threaten.
What is freedom? It means not being a slave to any circumstance, to any restraint, to any chance.
Democracy is more cruel than wars or tyrants.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
Freedom can't be kept for nothing. If you set a high value on liberty, you must set a low value on everything else.
It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.
Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
No man is free who is a slave to the flesh.
[Lat., Nemo liber est, qui corpori servit.]