There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
How to get rid of having anything to unlearn.
We weed out the darnel from the corn and the unfit in war, but do not excuse evil men from the service of the state.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.
When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.
It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.
We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.
It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead – these the living.
Royalty does good and is badly spoken of.
The most necessary learning is that which unlearns evil.
It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.