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    Juvenal Quotes

    Roman poet & satirist

    Quotes by Juvenal

    • A healthy mind in a healthy body.
    • Be gentle with the young.
    • Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends.
    • Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
    • One path alone leads to a life of peace: The path of virtue.
    • Peace visits not the guilty mind. (Nemo Malus Felix)
    • Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved.
    • Think it the greatest impiety to prefer life to disgrace, and for the sake of life to lose the reason for living.
    • Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to lose what makes life worth having.
    • It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
    • The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses!
    • Who will guard the guards themselves? (quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
    • You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
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