Born: 4 BC, Córdoba, Spain
Died: 65 AD, Rome, Italy
A happy life is one which is in accord with its own nature.
An honest heart possesses a kingdom.
As a tale, so is life; not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life.
Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, but because we do not dare, things are difficult.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
It is pleasant at times to play the madman.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.
Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach.
No person was ever wise by chance.
Not to feel one’s misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly.
Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.
One should count each day a separate life.
The best ideas are common property.
The expression of truth is simplicity.
The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.