Winds of Time
Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC)
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive oneís self.
You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.
The fact speak for themselves.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
Cato the Elder
Marcus Fabius Quintilian
Titus Maccius Plautus
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