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.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
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.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
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.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
How wealthy the gods would be if we remembered the promises we made when we were in danger.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
No path of flowers leads to glory.
Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
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.
The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
Gentleness succeeds better than violence.
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