There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
Even his griefs are a joy, long after, to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured
I live an idle burden to the ground.
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men.
Achilles absent was Achilles still!
To him who hearkens to the gods, the gods give ear.
The rule Of the many is not well. One must be chief In war and one the king.
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than of war.
It is the bold man who every time does best, at home or abroad.
Too much rest itself becomes a pain.
Not vain the weakest, if their force unite.
By Jove the stranger and the poor are sent, and what to these we give to Jove is lent.
And they die an equal death – the idler and the man of mighty deeds.
Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.
Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.
The persuasion of a friend is a strong thing.
Fate is the same for the man who holds back, the same if he fights hard. We are all held in a single honor, the brave with the weaklings. A man dies still if he has done nothing, as the one who has done much.
All strangers and beggars are from God, and a gift, though small, is precious.
If yet not lost to all the sense of shame.
Two urns on Jove’s high throne have ever stood,
The source of evil one, and one of good;
From thence the cup of mortal man he fills,
Blessings to these, to those distributes ills;
To most he mingles both.
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.
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