When one side goes against the enemy with the gods’ gift of a stronger morale their adversaries, as a rule, cannot withstand them.
Policy goes beyond strength, and contrivance before action; hence it is that direction is left to the commander, and execution to the soldier, who is not to ask Why? but to do what he is commanded.
Agriculture for an honorable and high-minded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
A man’s praises have very musical and charming accents in the mouth of another, but sound very flat and untunable in his own.
So far as drinking is concerned, you have my hearty approval; for wine does of a truth moisten the soul and lull our griefs to sleep….[and with small cups] we shall …be brought by its gentle persuasion to a more sportive mood.
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