Every old poem is sacred.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
It's a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Leave the rest to the gods.
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.