Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.Thucyclides
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.Thucyclides
The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.Thucyclides
Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.Thucyclides
Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly.Seneca
Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.Archibald Cox
All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.