Whom the gods love die young.
All men have one refuge, a good friend, with whom you can weep and know that he does not smile.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.
Nay, Georias, I call him the bravest man,Who knows to suffer the most injuriesWith patience. All this swiftness of resentmentIs proof of a little mind.
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
The person who has the will to undergo all labor may win any goal.
No just person ever became quickly rich.
Do not fight against Providence; nor bring more heavy weather to the storm. Face what is already there.
I am a man: nothing human is foreign to me.
It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.
Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
Culture makes all men gentle.
Whom the gods love dies young.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Fortune is no real thing.But men who cannot bear what comes to themIn Nature's way, give their own charactersThe name of Fortune.
I count it happiness,Ere we go quickly thither whence we came,To gaze ungrieving on these majesties,The world-wide sun, the stars, water and clouds,and fire. Live, Parmeno, a hundred yearsOr a few months, these you will always seeand never, never, any greater things.Think of this life-time as a festivalOr visit to a strange city, full of noise,Buying and selling, thieving, dicing stallsAnd joy parks. If you leave it early, friend,Why, think you have gone to find a better inn:You have paid your fare and leave no enemies.
Bad company corrupts good character.
The man who runs may fight again.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Riches cover a multitude of woes.
I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.
Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.