But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for… (read more)
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Despair often breeds disease.
Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly.
Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.
Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.