Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.
Jests that give pains are no jests.
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
Every man is as God made him, ay, and often worse.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
Man appoints, and God disappoints.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
Fair and softly goes far.
Virtue is the truest nobility.
Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
To be prepared is half the victory.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.