Those whose life is long still strive for gain, and for all mortals all things take second place to money.
Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.
There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly; and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.