You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
Quote by Horace
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man
The age of our fathers, which was worse than that of our ancestors, produced us,...
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers...
Acquittal of the guilty damns the judge.
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the...
Whatever advice you give, be short.
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of...
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate,...
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy...
Think to yourself that every day is your last
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the...
Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose...
Nothing is swifter than rumor.
Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.
What is this the sound and rumor? What is this that all men hear, Like...