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A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.   Life
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good ti...   Life
A picture is a poem without words.   Life
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpos...   Life
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pi...   Life
A word once uttered can never be recalled.   Life
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous cir...   Life
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and ...   Life
Anger is a short madness.   Life
As crazy as hauling timber into the woods.   Life
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears...   Life
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.   Life
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.   Life
Don't think, just do.   Life
Every old poem is sacred.   Life
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of t...   Life
Fidelity is the sister of justice.   Life
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.   Life
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good w...   Life
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must e...   Life
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.   Life
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the...   Life
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.   Life
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and th...   Life
He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long.   Life
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.   Life
He who is upright in his way of life and free from sin.   Life
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for t...   Life
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.   Life
How great, my friends, is the virtue of living upon a little!   Life
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.   Life
I have completed a monument more lasting than brass.   Life
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the sam...   Life
I teach that all men are mad.   Life
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story;...   Life
If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.   Life
In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.   Life
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.   Life
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one ha...   Life
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he b...   Life
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not ...   Life
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.   Life
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.   Life
It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.   Life
It's a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while.   Life
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.   Life
Labor diligently to increase your property.   Life
Leave the rest to the gods.   Life
Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine ye...   Life
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.   Life
Life is largely a matter of expectation.   Life
Make a good use of the present.   Life
Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, ex...   Life
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.   Life
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be s...   Life
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if t...   Life
Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.   Life
My liver swells with bile difficult to repress.   Life
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinker...   Poetry
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drin...   Life
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.   Life
Now is the time for drinking, now the time to beat the earth with unfe...   Life
O imitators, you slavish herd!   Life
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.   Life
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.   Life
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the...   Life
Poets wish to profit or to please.   Life
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that f...   Life
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinkin...   Life
Strange - is it not? - that of the myriads who Before us passed the do...   Life
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.   Life
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is...   Life
The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.   Life
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.   Life
The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quick...   Life
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right somet...   Life
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.   Life
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with ...   Life
The man is either mad, or he is making verses.   Life
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their t...   Life
The pen is the tongue of the mind.   Life
Think of the wonders uncorked by wine! It opens secrets, gives heart t...   Life
Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conc...   Life
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.   Life
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for ...   Life
We are free to yield to truth.   Life
We are just statistics, born to consume resources.   Life
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.   Life
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, ...   Life
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our min...   Life
Whatever advice you give, be short.   Life
When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.   Life
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.   Life
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.   Life
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.   Life
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if so...   Life
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?   Life
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.   Life
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.   Life
You have played enough; you have eaten and drunk enough. Now it is tim...   Life
You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.   Life
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the rea...   Life
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.   Life