When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed.
How great, my friends, is the virtue of living upon a little!
Category: Economy And Economics
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.
What fugitive from his country can also escape from himself.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
Category: Fools And Foolishness
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
We are free to yield to truth.
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.