No one is content with his own lot.
The one who prosperity takes too much delight in will be the most shocked by reverses.
The cook cares not a bit for toil, toil, if the fowl be plump and fat
In the word of no master am I bound to believe.
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.
Vain was the chief's, the sage's pride They had no poet, and they died
The age of our fathers, which was worse than that of our ancestors, produced us, who are about to raise a progeny even more vicious than ourselves.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you.
In times of stress, be bold and valiant.
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
The avarice person is ever in want let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
To have begun is to have done half the task dare to be wise.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true
O imitators, you slavish herd!
Be this your wall of brass, to have no guilty secrets, no wrong-doing that makes you turn pale
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Who then is free The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity form the passing day.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
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