Roman Lyric Poet and Satirist under the Emperor Augustus
"He who will not curb his passion, will wish that undone which his grief and resentment suggested, while he violently plies his revenge with unsated rancor. Rage is a short madness. Rule your passion, which commands, if it do not obey; do not restrain it with a bridle, and with fetters."
"In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last; then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon."
"Never inquire into another man’s secret; but conceal that which is intrusted to you, though pressed both by wine and anger to reveal it."
"The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant's threatening countenance."
"You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man; a contented mind confers it on all."