A friend is somebody you want to be around when you feel like being by yourself.
What an artist the world is losing in me
Nero Claudius Caesar
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
His only fault is that he has no fault.
Pliny the Younger
In all things there is a law of cycles.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Would that the Roman people had a single neck to cut off their head.
If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. Will not knowledge of it, then, have a great influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what we should? If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it is. (I.1094a18)