Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
It’s a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.
When trouble ends even troubles please.
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
You win the victory when you yield to friends.
Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.
God’s dice always have a lucky roll.
I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.