The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.
Love is a kind of warfare.
Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
What really ruins our character is the fact that none of us looks back over his life.
Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.