Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
I know that men in exile feed on hopes.
As long as there are men the bulwark is safe.
The rest I keep silent; a great ox stands on my tongue.
Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.
Never in misfortune nor in prosperity may I share my dwelling with the tribe of women.
I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.
If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
But ancient insolence is wont to bear an insolence that has its youth among human miseries, sooner or later, when the fixed time of birth is come.