A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
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.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
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.
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.
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
What God does, He does well.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
Love cries victory when the tears of a woman become the sole defence of her virtue.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat sticks fast.
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.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
In this world we must help one another.
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