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It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
 

It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.
 

Justice shines in smoky cottages, and honors the pious. Leaving with averted eyes the gorgeous glare obtained by polluted hands, she is wont to draw nigh to holiness, not reverencing wealth when falsely stamped with praise, and assigning to each deed its righteous doom.
[Justice]
 

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
 

Know not to revere human things too much.
 

Many are the troubles of mankind.
 

Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
 

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
[Wisdom]
 

Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
 

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
 

Necessity is stronger far than art.
 

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
 

Obedience is the mother of success, and the wife of security.
[Obedience]
 

Obedience to truth known, is the king's highway to that which is still beyond us.
[Obedience]
 

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
 

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
 

Old men are always young enough to learn, with profit.
 

Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy.
 

Polished brass is the mirror of the body and wine of the mind.
 

Reverence for parents stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
 


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