(60-140), Roman satirical poet
Avarice increases with the increasing pile of gold.
Censure pardons the ravens, but rebukes the doves.
Examples of vicious courses, practised in a domestic circle, corrupt more readily and more deeply, when we behold them in persons of authority.
They whose sole bliss is eating, can give but that one brutish reason why they live.
Who can all sense of others' ills escape, is but a brute, at best, in human shape.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
We do not commonly find men of superior sense amongst those of the highest fortune.
Nature and wisdom always say the same.
When thou art contemplating some base deed, let the presence of thy infant son act as a check on thy headlong course to sin.
No other protection is wanting, provided you are under the guidance ot prudence.
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.
Every error of the mind is the more conspicuous, and culpable, in proportion to the rank of the person who commits it.
Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.
In the present state of the world it is difficult not to write lampoons.
Bad men hate sin through fear of punishment; good men hate sin through their love of virtue.
The tongue is the worst part of a bad servant.
No man ever arrived suddenly at the summit of vice.
Vice can deceive under the shadow and guise of virtue.