It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Quote by Juvenal
Wisdom is the winner over good luck
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, Be this thy care, for this, my...
No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you...
The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.
One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander.
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain,...
Honesty is praised and starves
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
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.
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
Come away; poverty's catching
I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that...
He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief