The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.
Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)
Contributed by: Zaady
The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which ofttimes ends in choler, bitterness, and morosity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
Authority and place demonstrate and try the tempers of men, by moving every passion and discovering every frailty.
In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Source: On Banishment.
He is a fool who leaves things close at hand to follow what is out of reach.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
Custom is almost second nature.
Source: Preservation of Health.
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