Words are the physicians of a mind diseased
The sea is there—and who shall quench it?—nurturing the juices which yield much purple worth its weight in silver, wholly renewable, the dye of vestments; there is a remedy for these here with the gods’ help, my lord, from our reserve: the house does not know how to be poor.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
In every tyrant’s heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.
Take heart. Suffering, when it climbs the highest, lasts but a little time.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
In war, truth is the first casualty.
To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.
To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift.
I count false words the foulest plague of all.
Obedience to truth known, is the king’s highway to that which is still beyond us.
Fortune is for all; judgment is theirs who have won it for themselves.
It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
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