Most men are wicked.
Great strength of body is the gift of nature; But to be able to advise whate'er Is most expedient for one's country's good, Is the peculiar work of sense and wisdom.
Seek to please all the citizens, even though Your house may be in an ungracious city. For such a course will favour win from all: But haughty manners oft produce destruction.
Cherish wisdom as a means of travelling from youth to old age, for it is more lasting than any other possession.
Whatever good fortune befalls you, attribute it to the gods.
Accept of things, having procured them by persuasion, not by force.
Do not praise an undeserving man because of his riches.
Speak of the Gods as they are.
Do not speak fast, for that shows folly.
Great riches come to many men by chance.