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.
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.
If you deal with a fox, think of his tricks.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.
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.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Gentleness succeeds better than violence.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
How wealthy the gods would be if we remembered the promises we made when we were in danger.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
It is no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.
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.
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