All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Quote by Juvenal
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no...
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others
For women's tears are but the sweat of eyes.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman.
It is difficult not to write satire.
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain,...
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, Be this thy care, for this, my...
Honesty is praised and starves
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who...