If there is another world, he lives in bliss. If there is none, he made the best of this.
Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword.(Hinc Gham Sit Calmus Saevior Ense Patet)
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Oh would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us
Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath, to keep it warm
O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.(O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.)
I have a hundred times wished that one could resign life as an officer resigns a commission.
Life makes a lot of senseWhen we consider how little sense death makes
When up they gat an' shook their lugs,Rejoic'd they werena MEN but DOGS.
The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,Gang aft agley,An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,For promis'd joy!(The best laid schemes of Mice and Menoft go awry,And leave us nothing but grief and pain,For promised joy!)