Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.
Learn what you are and be such.
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.
Words have a longer life than deeds.
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.
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.
Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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.
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.
A thing said walks in immortality if it has been said well.
Mankind is a dream of a shadow.
Yet that man is happy and poets sing of him who conquers with hand and swift foot and strength.
To bear lightly the neck's yoke brings strength; but kicking against the goads is the way of failure.
Water is the best of all things.
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
To our own sorrows serious heed we give, But for another?s we soon cease to grieve.
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.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen
War is sweet for those who haven't experienced it.
Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
Forge thy tongue on an anvil of truth and what flies up, though it be but a spark, will have light.
One race there is of men, one of gods, but from one mother we both draw our breath.
My God grant me love for that which has splendor, but in this time of my life let me strive for attainable things.
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