If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
Quote by Horace
I don't think we're in Kansas anymore
Poets wish to profit or to please.
When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of...
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Labor diligently to increase your property.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou...
Think to yourself that every day is your last
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you...
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
Instead of forming new words I recommend to you any kind of artful management by...
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty,...
I strive to be brief but I become obscure.
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers...
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears...
The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter...
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never...