Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
When the blandishments of life are gone, the coward creeps to death – the brave lives on
Come, Caesar, even by night – let stars delay; If thou but come, thy folk will find it day
The pride which is proud of want of pride is the most intolerable of all.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
When a poet presents you with blank leaves you should consider it no small present
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Don’t let yourself forget how many doctors have died, furrowing their brows over how many deathbeds. How many astrologers, after pompous forecasts about others’ ends. How many philosophers, after endless disquisitions on death and immortality....
Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good
Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting
What we cannot bear removes us from life; what remains can be borne.
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.
He misses what is meant by epigram – who thinks it only frivolous flimflam
Good men make life a twofold span to last: Twice does he live who can enjoy his past
There’s nothing more insufferable than people who boast about their own humility