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.
Learn what you are and be such.
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.
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.
Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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.
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.
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.
A thing said walks in immortality if it has been said well.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
Mankind is a dream of a shadow.
To bear lightly the neck's yoke brings strength; but kicking against the goads is the way of failure.
Point thy tongue on the anvil of truth.
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
Envy, the attendant of the empty mind.
Water is the best of all things.
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.
When men succeed, even their neighbors think them wise.
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.
Yet that man is happy and poets sing of him who conquers with hand and swift foot and strength.
With our mortal minds we should seek from the gods that which becomes us.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen
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