A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.
A fearful man is always hearing things.
A human being is only breath and shadow.
A lie never lives to be old.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist.
A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.
A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.
All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
Better not to exist than live basely.
But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Despair often breeds disease.
Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly.
Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.
Even a poor man can receive honors.
Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.
Evil counsel travels fast.
Evil gains work their punishment.
Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
For the dead there are no more toils.
For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.
For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
God's dice always have a lucky roll.
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.
Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.