Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
Know not to revere human things too much.
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
Time brings all things to pass.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
God always strives together with those who strive.
For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
But time growing old teaches all things.
Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
The wisest of the wise may err.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.