Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.
Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)
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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.
Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun.
Source: Life of Pompey.
That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.
The man who first brought ruin upon the Roman people was he who pampered them by largesses and amusements.
Source: Parallel Lives
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
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