Time is the wisest counselor of all.
It is more of a disgrace to be robbed of what one has than to fail in some new undertaking.
It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one's enemies with courage.
For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it.