The great virtue of parents is a great dowry.
Fate with impartial hand turns out the doom of high and low; her capacious urn is constantly shaking out the names of all mankind.
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals; we storm heaven itself in our folly.
Dare to be wise; begin! He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Anger is a short madness.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.
Ye who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities.
Knowledge is the foundation and source of good writing.
Strength, wanting judgment and policy to rule, overturneth itself.