We make a pretext of difficulty to excuse our sloth.
If you direct your whole thought to work itself, none of the things which invade eyes or ears will reach the mind.
Other parts of the body assist the speaker but the hands speak themselves. — By them we ask, promise, invoke, dismiss, threaten, entreat, deprecate. — By them we express fear, joy, grief, our doubts, assent, or penitence; we show moderation or profusion, and mark number and time.
A great part of art consists in imitation. For the whole conduct of life is based on this: that what we admire in others we want to do ourselves.
Suffering itself does less afflict the senses than the anticipation of suffering.
- Persius Roman Poet
- Seneca the Elder (Marcus Annaeus Seneca) Roman Rhetorician
- Cicero Roman Philosopher
- Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Roman Philosopher
- Juvenal Roman Poet
- Martial Ancient Roman Latin Poet
- Pliny the Younger Ancient Roman Lawyer
- Petronius Roman Courtier
- Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Roman Poet
- Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Roman Poet