Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
For know that no one is free, except Zeus.
It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
By Time and Age full many things are taught.
His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Everyone's quick to blame the alien.
Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
The man who does ill must suffer ill.
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
The words of truth are simple.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.