Not even Ares battles against necessity.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
No enemy is worse than bad advice.
Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
A lie never lives to be old.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?
What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.