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A list of the best Juvenal quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Juvenal quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Juvenal quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Juvenal should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Juvenal quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior. Juvenal

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So rare is the union of beauty with modesty. Juvenal

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All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. Juvenal

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Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown. Juvenal

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The people long eagerly for just two things. Bread and circuses. Juvenal

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Nature never says one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal

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The love of money grows as the money itself grows. Juvenal

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It is difficult not to write satire. Juvenal

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Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body. Juvenal

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Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. Juvenal

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No one ever reached the depths of wickedness all at once.

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It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.

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All things may be bought in Rome with money. Juvenal

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It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die. Juvenal

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The examples of vice at home corrupt us more quickly and easily than others, since they steal into our minds under the highest authority. Juvenal

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All men's activities - their wishes, fears, anger, pleasures, joys, and miscellaneous pursuits - is the hodge-podge of my book.

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Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse. Juvenal

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It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others. Juvenal

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Two things only the people anxiously desire, bread and the circus games. Juvenal

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Where talent is lacking, anger writes poetry.

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Honesty is praised and starves.

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Heaven loves man more than man doth love himself.

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Writing is the incurable itch that possesses many. Juvenal

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There is nothing which power cannot believe of itself, when it is praised as equal to the gods.

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A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. Juvenal

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No one every suddenly became depraved. Juvenal

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How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. Juvenal

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No guilty man is acquitted at the bar of his own conscience.

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In times like these it is difficult not to write satire.

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Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he had a tender heart; this is our noblest quality.

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Be gentle with the young.

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I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.

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A rare bird on this earth, like nothing so much as a black swan.

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Wisdom overcomes fortune. Juvenal

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Integrity is praised and then left out in the cold. Juvenal

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Those who desire to become rich, desire it at once. Juvenal

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Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty. Juvenal

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A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face. Juvenal

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We are too quick to imitate depraved examples. Juvenal

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Every great house is full of haughty servants. Juvenal

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They whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live. Juvenal

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Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world. Juvenal

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A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul. Juvenal

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Even savage animals can agree among themselves. Juvenal

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A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired. Juvenal

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Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last. Juvenal

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From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things? Juvenal

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The smell of profit is clean and sweet, whatever the source. Juvenal

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What is the use of your pedigrees? Juvenal

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The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us. Juvenal