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.
Being mortal, never pray for an untroubled life. Rather, ask the God to give you an enduring heart.
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
No man alive can say, This shall not happen to me.
Art is man's refuge from adversity.
The good man makes others good.
He who labors diligently need never despair for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
No just person ever became quickly rich.
Silence is often advantageous.
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.
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.
It is as easy to draw back a stone thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken.
How sweet is life, can we but choose with whom to live it: to live for oneself is no life.
Do not fight against Providence; nor bring more heavy weather to the storm. Face what is already there.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
In many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself"; it is better to say, "Know others."
The truth sometimes not sought for comes forth to the light.
Hope saves a person in the midst of misfortunes.
Nothing has happened to you unless you make much of it.
There is but one genuine love potion - consideration.
It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.
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