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
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain,...
Honesty is praised and starves
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, Be this thy care, for this, my...
Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he had a tender heart; this is...
Every fault of the mind becomes more conspicuous and more guilty in proportion to the...
It is difficult not to write satire.
Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to your friends.
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.
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
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
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
Staring us in the face is the desperate plight of the poor. We don't need...
Let us, above all, be clear that, without a convincing program of debt relief to...
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only...
He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief