There are many wild beasts on land and in the sea, but the beastliest of all is woman.
To live is not to live for one's self; let us help one another.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
Hope saves a person in the midst of misfortunes.
Art is man's refuge from adversity.
Everything is destroyed by its own particular vice: the destructive power resides within. Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes, the worm eats away the wood; but greatest of all evils is envy, impious habitant of corrupt souls, which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease.
Silence is often advantageous.
Being mortal, never pray for an untroubled life. Rather, ask the God to give you an enduring heart.
The good man makes others good.
He who labors diligently need never despair for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
No just person ever became quickly rich.
If you want to live your whole life free from pain you must become either a god or else a corpse. Consider other men's troubles and that will comfort you.
At times discretion should be thrown aside, and with the foolish we should play the fool.
No man alive can say, This shall not happen to me.
It is as easy to draw back a stone thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken.
Do not fight against Providence; nor bring more heavy weather to the storm. Face what is already there.
How sweet is life, can we but choose with whom to live it: to live for oneself is no life.
There is but one genuine love potion - consideration.
The truth sometimes not sought for comes forth to the light.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Conscience is a God to all mortals.
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