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" A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius. "
" Words will not fail when the matter is well considered. "
" Life is largely a matter of expectation. "
" Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor. "
" 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. "
" Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born. "
" Whatever advice you give, be short. "
" He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin. "
" In labouring to be concise, I become obscure. "
" Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. "
" O imitators, you slavish herd! "
" The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet. "
" The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. "
" Poets wish to profit or to please. "
" Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. "
" You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. "
" Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. "
" Leave the rest to the gods. "
" Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much. "
" Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year? "
" A word once uttered can never be recalled. "
" We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others. "
" Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too. "
" It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure. "
" I strive to be brief but I become obscure. "
" Anger is a short madness. "
" The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice. "
" We are just statistics, born to consume resources. "
" 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. "
" Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. "
" Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. "