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
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain,...
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman.
Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.
This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty...
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
Hold it the greatest sin to prefer existence to honor, and for the sake of...
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face
For women's tears are but the sweat of eyes.
Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to your friends.
One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander.
Wisdom is the winner over good luck
Wisdom to be sure is the great conqueror of Fortune, giving precepts in its sanctified...
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind
An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye,...