The desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any

The desire for fame is the last weakness wise men put off.

In private enterprises men may advance or recede, whereas they wh

Not because of an extraordinary talent did he succeed, but becaus

Things forbidden have a secret charm.

Even war is better than a wretched peace.

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste an

Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it,