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" Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. "
" But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless. "
" Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. "
" Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. "
" There is a time when even justice brings harm. "
" It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. "
" Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always. "
" It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth. "
" Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. "
" A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife. "
" No man loves the bearer of bad tidings. "
" No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat. "
" Reason is God's crowning gift to man. "
" One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. "
" A state is not a state if it belongs to one man. "
" Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing. "
" To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it. "
" For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that. "
" There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us. "
" Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. "
" A man growing old becomes a child again. "
" Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all. "
" Not even old age knows how to love death. "
" If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.' "
" There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune. "
" How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time. "
" The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water. "
" For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night. "
" There is a point at which even justice does injury. "
" Success is dependent on effort. "
" A human being is only breath and shadow. "