Yet censure strikes hard at women, while men, the true agents of trouble, hear no reproach.
O Zeus! why hast thou granted unto man clear signs to know the sham in gold, while on man's brow no brand is stamped whereby to gauge the villain's heart?
The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.
The wavering mind is but a base possession.
The hounds snap fierce at your heels. Turn toward Athens. I hear them pelting hard on you, I see black flesh and snake-hands coiling round a fruit of agonizing pain.
It's human; we all put self interest first.
Apollo, your voice hymned a justice I could not see clear, but all too clear the anguish you caused, the bloodhaunted, homeless future you've doled out.
She sings a dark destructive song.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.
So little cost to comprehend that what has long been lawful, over centuries, comes forever out of Nature.
You don't know what your life is, nor what you're doing, nor who you are.
To an old father, nothing is more sweet than a daughter. Boys are more spirited, but their ways are not so tender.
We understand and recognize what is good, but we do not labor to bring it to fulfillment, some of us out of laziness, some because we put something else, some pleasure, before virtue--and there are many pleasures in life, long conversations and indolence-that pleasing vice..
Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
They did attack our herds: you could have seen a woman pull a calf to pieces as it bellowed alive in her bare hands!
Oh where is the noble face of modesty, or the strength of virtue, now that blasphemy is in power and men have put justice behind them, and there is no law but lawlessness, and none join in fear of the gods?
He loves power. A terrible love.
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
We must not think too much: people go mad if they think too much.