You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
First appearance deceives many.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
Category: Lies And Lying
In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name.
Category: Poverty And The Poor
Success tempts many to their ruin.
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.