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When you see a man elated with pride, glorying in his riches and high descent, rising even above fortune, look out for his speedy punishment; for he is only raised the higher that he may fall with a heavier crash.
Being a man, ne'er ask the gods for a life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
He who labours diligently need never despair. We can accomplish every thing by diligence and labour.
In everything you will find annoyances, but you ought to consider whether the advantages do not predominate.
No one ought to despond in adverse circumstances, for they may turn out to be the cause of good to us.*
There is no pleasure of life sprouting like a tree from one root but there is some pain joined to it; and again nature brings good out of evil.