The Muse gave the Greeks genius and the art of the well-turned phrase.
It is no mean glory to have found favour with the leaders of men. It is not everyone that can get to Corinth.
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence it's good to be silly at the right moment. (Odes, bk. 4, no. 12, l. 27)
The snows have fled already the grass is returning to the fields and the leaves to the trees.
Avoid greatness in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy.
Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true
If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.
The man of upright life, unstained by guilt
But if you place me among the lyric bards, I shall touch the stars with my exalted head.
If the vault of heaven crack, the ruins will strike him fearless still.
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is ablaze
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectually and happily than seriousness
Acquittal of the guilty damns the judge.
A good and faithful judge prefers what is right to what is expedient
Do not ask. Such knowledge is not for us.
Those that are little, little things suit.
When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.
If a better system is thine, impart it if not, make use of mine.
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
There is nothing assured to mortals.
Believe that each day that shines on you is your last.
Life gives nothing to man without labor.
He who is upright in his way of life and free from sin.
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.