Juvenal, fully Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Juvenal, fully Decimus Junius Juvenalis
c. 60

Roman Satirist and Poet

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All wish to know, but none to pay the fee.

Nature and wisdom never are at strife.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Only death reveals what a nothing the body is for man.

Revenge is sweeter than life itself. So think fools.

Some men make money not for the sake of living, but ache in blindness of greed and live for their fortune's sake.

The entire flock dies in the fields of the disease introduced by one.

Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune.

No evil man is happy.

No guilty man is ever acquitted at the bar of his own conscience.

No man ever became extremely wicked all at once.

Poverty persuades a man to do and suffer everything that he may escape from it.

"Every fault of the mind becomes more conspicuous and more guilty in proportion to the rank of the offender" - Persons in high station are not only answerable for their own conduct, but for the example they may hold out to others. This, joined to their advantages of education, aggravates their vices and loads them with a greater share of responsibility.

Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure.

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.

Rarely they rise by virtue’s aid who lie plunged in the depth of helpless poverty.

Bad passions become more odious in proportion as the motives to them are weakened; and gratuitous vice cannot be too indignantly exposed to reprehension. No man ever arrived suddenly at the summit of vice.

Remorse is the fruit of crime.

Every error of the mind is the more conspicuous and culpable in proportion to the rank of the person who commits it.

Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.

Everything on earth is praised by somebody, criticized by somebody else - but loyalty and truthfulness are praised by all.

Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.

He who within his breast meditates a crime has all the guilt of the deed.

Revenge is the poor delight of little minds.

In appearances place no trust.

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Juvenal, fully Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Birth Date
c. 60
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Roman Satirist and Poet