It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
A wise man will be the master of his mind. A fool will be it's slave.
He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.
It is a good thing to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.
He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
The things which belong to others please us more, And that which is ours, is more pleasing to others.
Speech is the mirror of the soul as a man speaks, so is he.
Unless you make allowances for your friends' foibles, you betray your own.
Pain will force even the truthful to speak falsely
He bids fair to grow wise who has discovered that he is not so.
A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.
He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.
The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
He who has a mind to do mischief will always find a pretense.
We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.
Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
The judge is found guilty when a criminal is acquitted.
He gives twice who gives soon.
God looks with favor at pure, not full, hands.
Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
Cruelty is fed, not weakened by tears.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Unless degree is preserved, the first place is safe for no one.
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard
What is left when honor is lost?
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
To accept a favor is to sell one's freedom. Beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere.
Speech is the mirror of the soul.
A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.
He who lies hid in remote places is a law unto himself
You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
Better to be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
You'll repent if you marry, and repent if you don't.
O life long to the wretched, short to the happy.
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well
Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time. Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
In quarreling the truth is always lost.
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