Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Quotes

No man’s contented just so much to sin – As you may license him.

He that plots secret crime his soul within – Is straightaway guilty of the actual sin.

The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on; and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived.

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.

Hold it the greatest sin to prefer existence to honor, and for the sake of life to lose the reasons for living.

Honesty is praised and starves.

Two things only the people anxiously desire – bread and circuses.

When a man’s life is at stake, no delay is too long.