It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.
You can end love more easily than you can moderate it.
For the great benefits of our being- our life, health, and reason-we look upon ourselves.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
Nothing is our except time.
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
Unhappy is the man, though he rule the world, who doesn't consider himself supremely blessed.
What is the proper limit for wealth? It is, first, to have what is necessary; and, second, to have what is enough.
No man will swim ashore and take his baggage with him.
The sun also shines on the wicked.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.
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