One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Even the gods love jokes.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.