Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
May God grant me love for that which has splendor; but in this time of my life let me strive for attainable things.
Success abides longer among men when it is planted by the hand of God.
Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.
Humble in a humble state and great in greatness, I will work out the divinity that is busy within my mind.
To be envied is a nobler fate than to be pitied.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
War is sweet for those who haven't experienced it.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen
Man's pleasure is a short time growing And it falls to the ground As quickly.
Though God alone never tastes woe,
Yet that man is happy, and poets sing of him,
Who conquers with hand or swift foot
And wins the greatest of prizes
By steadfastness and strength.
To bear lightly the neck's yoke brings strength; but kicking against the goads is the way of failure.
Various are the uses of friends, beyond all else in difficulty, but joy also looks for trust that is clear in the eyes.
I will not steep my speech in lies; the test of any man lies in action.
To our own sorrows serious heed we give, But for another?s we soon cease to grieve.
The forehead of every work must shine from afar.
There are many roads to happiness, if the gods assent.
Rich man and poor move side by side toward the limit of death.
Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
When men succeed, even their neighbors think them wise.
Wrapt up in error is the human mind, And human bliss is ever insecure; Know we what fortune yet remains behind? Know we how long the present shall endure?
One race there is of men, one of gods, but from one mother we both draw our breath.
For lawless joys a bitter ending waits.
I will be small in small things, great among great.
Even success softens not the heart of the envious.
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