When the strong box contains no more, both friends and flatterers shun the door.
Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)
Contributed by: Zaady
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
Source: Of the Training of Children
To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.
Where the lion's skin will not reach, you must patch it out with the fox's.
Source: Lives, Lysander
Thamus . . . uttered with a loud voice his message, "The great Pan is dead."
Source: Why the Oracles cease to give Answers.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Philosophy is an act of living.
Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it comes from idleness, intemperance, extravagance and folly.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
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