While I breathe, I hope
Translates from Latin "dum spiro spero". State motto of California.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Pro Publio Sestio
History is the witness of the times, the light of truth, the life of memory, the teacher of life, the messenger of antiquity.
What others give to public shows and entertainments, nay, even to mental and bodily rest, I give to the study of philosophy.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
The administration of government, like a guardianship, ought to be directed to the good of those who confer, not of those who receive the trust.