Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
Fidelity is the sister of justice.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
Make a good use of the present.
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Labor diligently to increase your property.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
Don't think, just do.
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.