Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.