Hold it the greatest sin to prefer existence to honor, and for the sake of life to lose the reasons for living
Quote by Juvenal
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty...
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in...
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to your friends.
One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander.
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, Be this thy care, for this, my...
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.
For women's tears are but the sweat of eyes.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.