A state that is prosperous always honors the gods.
To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
She Helen brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.
The future you shall know when it has come before then, forget it.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.
Success is man's god.
We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
Old men are always young enough to learn with profit.
Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.
The worst enemy is one that fears the gods.
Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.
His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
In war, truth is the first casualty.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
By Time and Age full many things are taught.
... against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.
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