The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses
Quote by Juvenal
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he had a tender heart; this is...
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty...
One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander.
Wisdom is the winner over good luck
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you...
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain,...
Honesty is praised and starves
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
It is difficult not to write satire.
Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to your friends.
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past,...
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four...
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.