It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.
I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia
Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth.
Everything that is hard to attain is easily assailed by the generality of men.
There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or through pleasure and pain.
As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.