Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Call no man happy till he is dead.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.