Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
I bend, but I do not break.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
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.
How wealthy the gods would be if we remembered the promises we made when we were in danger.
Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
In every trouble the little ones duck more easily.
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.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
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.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
But every one has a besetting sin to which he returns.
The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
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