They are surely to be esteemed the bravest spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.