Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
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.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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.
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
What God does, He does well.
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
We become innocent when we are unfortunate.
Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Love cries victory when the tears of a woman become the sole defence of her virtue.
The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart.
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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