He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
A picture is a poem without words.
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long.
Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least.
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
We are free to yield to truth.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.