Marcus Tullius Cicero
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.