Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection
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.
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.
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.
Learn what you are and be such.
Words have a longer life than deeds.
Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
Point thy tongue on the anvil of truth.
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.
A thing said walks in immortality if it has been said well.
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.
Mankind is a dream of a shadow.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
To bear lightly the neck's yoke brings strength; but kicking against the goads is the way of failure.
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
May God .. let me strive for attainable things.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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.
With our mortal minds we should seek from the gods that which becomes us.
When men succeed, even their neighbors think them wise.
Yet that man is happy and poets sing of him who conquers with hand and swift foot and strength.
There are many roads to happiness, if the gods assent.
To be envied is a nobler fate than to be pitied.
For lawless joys a bitter ending waits.
Water is the best of all things.
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