As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
No man ever became wise by chance.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Time heals what reason cannot.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
If you wished to be loved, love.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
He who is brave is free.
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.
The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.
To strive with an equal is dangerous; with a superior, mad; with an inferior, degrading.