Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
Remember, when life's path is steep, to keep your mind even.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
Who then is free? The wise who can command his passions, who fears not want, nor death, nor chains, firmly resisting his appetites and despising the honors of the world, who relies wholly on himself, whose angular points of character have all been ro
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Anger is a short madness.
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
In the word of no master am I bound to believe.
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
Every old poem is sacred.
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames.
Does he council you better who bids you, Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money ?
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person
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