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Virgil
116 quotes
Marcus Aurelius
95 quotes
Tacitus
51 quotes
Juvenal
48 quotes
Plautus
45 quotes
Terence
31 quotes
Jesus Christ
28 quotes
Pliny The Elder
24 quotes
Phaedrus
22 quotes

Quotes and sayings from famous roman authors
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca ( The Younger )
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Cowards die many times before their actual deaths Julius Caesar

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius

Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius

Words will not fail when the matter is well considered. Horace

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aurelius
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Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius
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The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. Marcus Aurelius

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow. Horace

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. Marcus Aurelius

The hatred of relatives is the most violent. Tacitus

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace

Things forbidden have a secret charm. Tacitus

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. Marcus Aurelius
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A picture is a poem without words. Horace
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