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.
Forge thy tongue on an anvil of truth and what flies up, though it be but a spark, will have light.
Often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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.
Envy, the attendant of the empty mind.
Even now I am full of hope, but the end lies in God.
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.
We are things of a day. What are we? What are we not? The shadow of a dream is man, no more.
Words have a longer life than deeds.
Unsung, the noblest deed will die.
Time is the best preserver of righteous men.
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.
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.
Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity
The test of any man lies in action.
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.
He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
Water is best, but gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of lordly wealth.
Many a time the thing left silent makes for happiness.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
With our mortal minds we should seek from the gods that which becomes us.
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