Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
There is a mortal breed most full of futility. In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.
Words have a longer life than deeds.
The race of gods and men is one, and from one mother we both draw our breath. Yet all the difference in our power holds us apart, so that man is nothing, but the brazen floor of heaven is eternally unshakable.
If one but tell a thing well, it moves on with undying voice, and over the fruitful earth and across the sea goes the bright gleam of noble deeds ever unquenchable.
Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
Learn what you are and be such.
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
For lawless joys a bitter ending waits.
Yet that man is happy and poets sing of him who conquers with hand and swift foot and strength.
When men succeed, even their neighbors think them wise.
Of the good things given between man and man, I say that a neighbor, true and loving in heart, to neighbor is a joy beyond all things else.
To bear lightly the neck's yoke brings strength; but kicking against the goads is the way of failure.
Creatures of a day, what is any one? What is he not? Man is but a dream of a shadow. Yet when there comes as a gift of heaven a gleam of sunshine, there rest upon men a radiant light and, aye, a gentle life.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen
Humble in a humble state and great in greatness, I will work out the divinity that is busy within my mind.
It is God that accomplishes all term to hopes, God, who overtakes the flying eagle, outpasses the dolphin in the sea; who bends under his strength the man with thoughts too high.
To our own sorrows serious heed we give, But for another?s we soon cease to grieve.
Many a time the thing left silent makes for happiness.
To be envied is a nobler fate than to be pitied.
Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
Water is the best of all things.
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