A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
What fugitive from his country can also escape from himself.
Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.
Every old poem is sacred.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.