Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
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.
In every trouble the little ones duck more easily.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart.
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
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.
There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
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.
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.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
We risk all in being too greedy.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
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