Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
Category: Aid And Assistance
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
Category: Army And Navy
Fortune befriends the bold.
For they conquer who believe they can.
For all have not the gift of martyrdom.
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Category: Crime And Criminals
To die is landing on some distant shore.
All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.
Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.