A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Poets wish to profit or to please.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor mans cottage door and at the palaces of kings.