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.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC)