People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.
Habits change into character.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
What is without periods of rest will not endure.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps; with it alone, she lives.
First appearance deceives many.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
Most safely shall you tread the middle path.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
Envy aims very high.
To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another.
Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
Time is the devourer of all things.
Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place.