roman Quotes

Quotes from roman authors



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

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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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