Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.
Would that the Roman people had a single neck to cut off their head.
Fear keeps pace with hope. Nor does their so moving together surprise me; both belong to a mind in suspense, to a mind in a state of anxiety through looking into the future. Both are mainly due to projecting our thoughts far ahead of us instead of adapting ourselves to the present. Thus it is that foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is transformed into a curse.
Seneca the Younger
Nothing can be pleasing which is not also becoming.
I love and I hate. How can this be, you ask in vain. I know not, but I feel it to be so and am wracked with pain.
Gaius Valerius Catullus
His only fault is that he has no fault.
Pliny the Younger
Primus in orbe deos fecit timor.
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.