Anger is a brief madness.
A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
I strive to be brief but I become obscure.
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
I teach that all men are mad.
We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
Anger is a short madness.
Poets wish to profit or to please.
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
O imitators, you slavish herd!
A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
Whatever advice you give, be short.
A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.