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.
The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
No man is wise enough by himself.
As long as I breathe, I hope.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.
Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.
An evil life is a kind of death.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then
adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common
occurrence and there are often sudden storms that sweep the helmsman in
an adverse direction, I conclude that this man, although he lauds
navigation, really forbids me to launch my ship.