Ancient Rome
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As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity
It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul
Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard
I see and approve better things, I follow the worse
You will hardly conquer, but conquer you must
Before he is dead and buried no one ought to be called happy
Pursuits become habits
Every delay that postpones our joys, is long
Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature
We are slow to believe what if believed would hurt our feelings
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."