Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Everyone's quick to blame the alien.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.