We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
What is the proper limit for wealth? It is, first, to have what is necessary; and, second, to have what is enough.
You can end love more easily than you can moderate it.
The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.
Nothing is our except time.
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
Unhappy is the man, though he rule the world, who doesn't consider himself supremely blessed.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
No man will swim ashore and take his baggage with him.
The sun also shines on the wicked.
Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.
For the great benefits of our being- our life, health, and reason-we look upon ourselves.
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