sassafras laurel quotes

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The strongest poison ever known
Came from Caesar's laurel crown.
Let arms yield to the toga, let the [victor's] laurel yield to the [orator's] tongue.
Kassandra shakes out her hair
Its gold clasped
And the ambitious vine
Crowns with his purple mass
What forests of laurel we bring, and the tears of mankind, to those who stood firm against the opinion of their contemporaries!
I pray my companion, if he wishes for bread, to ask me for bread, and if he wishes for sassafras or arsenic, to ask me for them, a ...
No more shall the war cry sever,
Or the winding rivers be red:
The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.
Finally, your lengthy service ended,
Lay your weariness beneath my laurel tree.
Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
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