It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe that there are.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you.
I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.
By yielding you may obtain victory.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Anything cracked will shatter at a touch.
Plenty has made me poor.
Time the devourer of everything.
Far hence, keep far from me, you grim women!
Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
Little things please little minds.
You will go most safely by the middle way.
I see the better things, and approve; I follow the worse.
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.