Greek Tyrant of Corinth, One of the Seven Sages of Greece
"If fortune smiles, beware of being exalted; if fortune thunders, beware of being overwhelmed."
"He who has once made himself notorious as utterly unprincipled, is not credited even when he speaks the truth. "
"He who trusts himself for safety to the care of a wicked man, in seeking succour meets with ruin. "
"Relaxation should at times be given to the mind, the better to fit it for toil when resumed. "
"The mind still longs for what it has missed, and loses itself in the contemplation of the past. "
"The poor man, while he apes the wealthy, effects his own ruin. [The fable of frog and the cow.]"
"Who wants to govern quiet, he shouldn’t protect himself with spears, but with universal love."
"Witty remarks are all very well when spoken at a proper time: when out of place they are offensive."