Roman Comic Playwright
"Enemies carry about slander, not in the form in which it took its rise... The scandal of men is everlasting; even then does it survive when you would suppose it to be dead."
"If you lend a person any money, it becomes lost for any purpose as one’s own. When you ask for it back again, you may find a friend made an enemy by your kindness. If you begin to press still further, either you must part with that which you have intrusted, or else you must lose that friend."
"It behooves a father to be virtuous if he expects his son to be more virtuous than he has been."
"It does not good to offer consoling words to a man in distress; his real friend in a pinch is a friend in deed, when deeds are needed."
"See all things, not in process of becoming, but in Being, and see themselves in the other. Each being contains in itself the whole intelligible world. Therefore All is everywhere. Each is there All, and All is each. Man as he now is has ceased to be the All. But when he ceases to be an individual, he raises himself again and penetrates the whole world."
"Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things."
"He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound."
"I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within."
"If you are but content you have enough to live upon with comfort [you have enough to live comfortably]."
"If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice."