Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.