The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on; and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived
Quote by Juvenal
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
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,...
For women's tears are but the sweat of eyes.
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, Be this thy care, for this, my...
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no...
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
Every fault of the mind becomes more conspicuous and more guilty in proportion to the...
Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to your friends.
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind
Who you know will get your foot into the door. What you know will keep...
Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.