A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
No favor can win gratitude from a cat.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
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.
If you deal with a fox, think of his tricks.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
How wealthy the gods would be if we remembered the promises we made when we were in danger.
From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.
We love good looks rather than what is practical, Though good looks may prove destructive.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Patience and perseverance at lengthAccomplish more than anger or brute strength.
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