None but himself can be his parallel.
O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
One man excels in eloquence, another in arms.
Passion and strife bow down the mind.
Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.
The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one's steps, and reach the air above, there's the rub.
As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched.
But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained.
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety.
Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
Each of us bears his own Hell.
Endure the present, and watch for better things.
Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
Every man makes a god of his own desire.
Every sound alarms.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
Fortune favours the bold.
Fortune sides with him who dares.
From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.