Roman Playwright, Comic Poet and Dramatist
"Have you so much time to spare from your own affairs that you can attend to another man's with which you have no concern?"
"This is what a father ought to be about: helping his son to form the habit of doing right on his own initiative, rather than because he's afraid of some serious consequence."
"All persons as they become less prosperous, are the more suspicious. They take everything as an affront; and from their conscious weakness, presume that they are neglected."
"All these inconveniences are incidents to love: reproaches, jealousies, quarrels, reconcilements, war, and then peace."
"And he makes a great mistake, in my opinion at least, who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection."
"Attired to please herself: no gems of any kind she wore, nor aught of borrowed gloss in Nature's stead; and, then her long, loose hair flung round her head fell carelessly behind."
"Asia has got everything going against it at the moment, ... We're moving into another downturn -- the eye of the storm. Asia's problems are going to last two to three years."
"But at the current stage, I do not have the impression that there are strong political figures among the cabinet members who can impact upon events."
"For he who has acquired the habit of lying or deceiving his father, will do the same with less remorse to others. I believe that it is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect, and by gentleness, than by fear."