roman Quotes

Quotes from roman authors

Marcus Aurelius
Jesus Christ
Pliny The Elder
Saint Augustine

Famous roman quotes
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • strength

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. Cato The Elder, historian
  • Wisdom

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths Julius Caesar, leader
  • wisdom

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Happiness

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • Silence

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, statesman
  • dare

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • perfection

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • mind

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

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, emperor
  • attitude

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Thought

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • Reading

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • adversity

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • morning

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • harmony

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, rhetorician
  • Religion

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

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. Seneca, statesman
  • life

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

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. Saint Augustine, philosopher
  • love

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

You can tell the character of every man when you see how he gives and receives praise. Seneca, statesman
  • character

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • freedom

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • Appreciation

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, emperor
  • Love

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Integrity

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • Power

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

Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. Horace, poet
  • trust

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Happiness

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Anger

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • wealth

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? Jesus Christ, leader
  • gain

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • Fear

Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Life

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine, philosopher
  • travel

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil, poet
  • Fortune

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • AlcoholAlcoholism

The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Wisdom

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

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • Habits

The hatred of relatives is the most violent. Tacitus, historian
  • Family

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

And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. Jesus Christ, leader
  • end

Where there are friends there is wealth. Plautus, playwright
  • Wealth

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • Inspirational

I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar, leader
  • Victory

Life is nothing without friendship. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • Friends

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Augustine of Hippo, philosopher
  • allegory

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Christ, leader
  • truth

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