Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
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.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individual, or in governments.
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.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Your silence gives consent.
The combat of life is greater than every other earthly combat.
Even the gods love jokes.
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