Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Claudian, latin Claudius Claudianus NULL

Greek-born Roman Poet

"Put not your trust in prosperity."

"Virtue when concealed hath no value."

"He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear."

"Men live better upon little."

"Gentleness is able to accomplish what violence can not."

"He is next to the gods whom reason and not passions impels."

"Death levels all things."

"The man who covets is always poor."

"Expel avarice, the mother of all wickedness, who, always thirst for more, opens wide her jaws for gold."

"The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride."

"Power can do by gentleness that which violence fails to accomplish; and calmness best enforces the imperial mandate."

"Power can do by gentleness that which violence fails to accomplish; and calmness best enforces the imperial mandate."

"Men live best upon small means. Nature has provided for all, if they only knew how to use her gifts."

"Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy."