Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism - this is the art of living.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
What God does, He does well.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Socrates, when informed of some derogating speeches one had used concerning him behind his back, made only this facetious reply, "Let him beat me too when I am absent.
Silent people are dangerous; others are not so.
[Fr., Les gens sans bruit sont dangereux;
Il n'en est pas ainsi des autres.]
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
By the work one knows the workman.
Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat sticks fast.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
Nothing is so oppressive as a secret: women find it difficult to keep one long; and I know a goodly number of men who are women in this regard.
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