Must it then be that, had I remained childless, no attack would have been made on Rome; had I never had a son, I should have ended my days a free woman in a free country?
Hor Book II Chapter 40: Third war of Rome and Volscians. Veturia and Volumnia
The early loss of a father may be attended with other disadvantages, yet it can hinder none from being either virtuous or eminent in the world, and that it is no obstacle to true goodness and excellence;
Plt Coriolanus, Chapter 1: His youth
His strength of body, which they said no resistance and no fatigue could exhaust.
Plt Coriolanus, Chapter 2: An excellent soldier
whereas others made glory the end of their daring, the end of his glory was his mother's gladness
Plt Coriolanus, Chapter 4: Debts of the plebs
For he had, what Cato thought a great point in a soldier, not only strength of hand and stroke, but also a voice and look that of themselves were a terror to an enemy.
Plt Coriolanus, Chapter 8: Coriolanus conquers Corioli
By Cato the Elder
He had never learned how essential it is for any one who undertakes public business, and desires to deal with mankind, to avoid above all things that self-will, which, as Plato says, belongs to the family of solitude; and to pursue, above all things, that capacity so generally ridiculed, of submission to ill treatment.
Plt Coriolanus, Chapter 15: He is not chosen.