To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
There is the sky, which is all men's together.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
Authority is never without hate.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
The best of seers is he who guesses well.
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.
This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
Much effort, much prosperity.
The wavering mind is but a base possession.
It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
No one who lives in error is free.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
No one is happy all his life long.