Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.
The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.