I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
There is a point at which even justice does injury.
For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.
A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
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.
A day lays low and lifts up again all human things.
Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.
Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
The oaths of a woman I inscribe on water.
If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Silence is an ornament for women.
Old age and the passage of time teach all things.