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.
Forge thy tongue on an anvil of truth and what flies up, though it be but a spark, will have light.
We are things of a day. What are we? What are we not? The shadow of a dream is man, no more.
Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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.
Envy, the attendant of the empty mind.
Finding that the middle condition of life is by far the happiest, I look with little favor upon that of princes.
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.
Unsung, the noblest deed will die.
A thing said walks in immortality if it has been said well.
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.
Time is the best preserver of righteous men.
With our mortal minds we should seek from the gods that which becomes us.
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
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.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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.
May God grant me love for that which has splendor; but in this time of my life let me strive for attainable things.
Many a time the thing left silent makes for happiness.
Mankind is a dream of a shadow.
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