Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
For all their compliments do verses pay? They mayn't, yet these same poems make me gay
Poverty is the mother of crime.
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
Remember this, - that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
A wrong - doer is often a man that has left something undone, not always he that has done something
Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
All is ephemeral, - fame and the famous as well
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.
To my great-grandfather I owed the advice to dispense with the education of the schools and have good masters at home instead - and to realize that no expense should be grudged for this purpose
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst
The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is
Fortune gives many too much, but none enough
You have friends, Paullus, just like your pictures and vases, all antique originals
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Gifts are like hooks