The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.
Quote by Horace
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - It is a sweet and becoming thing...
He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long.
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being...
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more...
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears...
A picture is a poem without words.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of...
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers...
The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what...