You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
They make a desert and call it peace.
The principle office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten, and that evil words and deeds should fear an infamous reputation with posterity.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader.
In valor there is hope.
In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have the most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness.
If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.