God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.
Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
In soft regions are born soft men.
The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
Circumstances rule men and not men circumstances.
The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
Great things are won by great dangers.
Soft men tend to be born from soft countries.
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.