To be able to look back upon one’s past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to live twice.
Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
Whoever makes great presents expects great presents in return.
Laugh if you are wise.
Tomorrow I will live, the fool does say: today itself’s too late; the wise lived yesterday.
If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.
- Pliny the Younger Ancient Roman Lawyer, Author
- Catullus Roman Latin Poet
- Persius Roman Poet, Critic
- Terence Ancient Roman Playwright
- Juvenal Roman Poet
- Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Roman Philosopher
- Ausonius Latin Poet
- Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato) Ancient Roman Political leader
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Roman Poet
- Marcus Manilius Roman Poet