Juvenal Quotes

Most popular Juvenal Quotes

It is hard not to write satire.

satire

Nobility is the one and only virtue.
— Juvenal
'Tis unto children most respect is due.
— Juvenal
Honesty's praised, then left to starve.
— Juvenal
They acquit the vultures but condemn the doves.
— Juvenal
We should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.

health

How you've got rich, none cares; rich you must be.
— Juvenal
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
— Juvenal

wisdom

The less we indulge our pleasures the more we enjoy them.

pleasure

Revenge is always the pleasure of a paltry, feeble, tiny mind.

revenge

I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of reason.
— Juvenal
In the present state of the world it is difficult not to write lampoons.
— Juvenal
Men whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.
— Juvenal
Look round the habitable world: how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue it?
— Juvenal
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
— Juvenal
Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he
Had a tender heart; this is our noblest quality.

tears