I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
Now the hour to part has come. I go to die, you go to live. Which of us goes to the better lot is known to no one, except the god.
Be as you wish to seem.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other mens writings so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.
Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers.