It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Quote by Juvenal
Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to your friends.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in...
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
Honesty is praised and starves
The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no...
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you...
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
Who you know will get your foot into the door. What you know will keep...
Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he had a tender heart; this is...
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.