A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
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.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
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.
What God does, He does well.
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.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
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.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Let us not overstrain our talents, lest we do nothing gracefully.
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.
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.
By the work one knows the workman.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
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