A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
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.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
Against the bold, daring is unsafe.
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
An evil life is a kind of death.
Art lies by its own artifice.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
Envy aims very high.
Every lover is a soldier.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
First appearance deceives many.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory.
Habits change into character.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
He who can believe himself well, will be well.
He who says o'er much I love not is in love.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.
How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.