The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living. ― Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philippics (43- 44 BC)
The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes. — Horace, Odes (1.4.15) 23 BC.
The gods perceive what lies in the future, and mortals, what occurs in the present, but wise men apprehend what is imminent. — Philostratus, Life of Apolloniur of Tyans, VII, 7. Edited by Christopher P. Jones, vol. 1 (Books I-IV) & 2 (Books V-VIII), Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Mass.) 2005 (Loeb Classical Library no. 16… Continue reading Philostratus
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. (Penguin Classics, October 31, 2006) Originally published 180 C.E.
What fortune has made yours is not your own. ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic. Trans Robin Campbell. (Penguin Books; Reprint edition, July 30, 1969)
In love there are two evils: war and peace. ― Horace (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC)
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. (Penguin Classics, October 31, 2006) Originally published 180 C.E
Leave the rest to the gods. – Horace
The aim of the poet is to inform or delight, or to combine together, in what he says, both pleasure and applicability to life. In instructing, be brief in what you say in order that your readers may grasp it quickly and retain it faithfully. Superfluous words simply spill out when the mind is already… Continue reading Horace
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. – Horace