Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.
Compassion and shame come over one who considers how precarious is the origin of the proudest of living beings: often the smell of a lately extinguished lamp is enough to cause a miscarriage. And to think that from such a frail beginning a tyrant or butcher may be born! You who trust in your physical strength, who embrace the gifts of fortune and consider yourself not their ward but their son, you who have a domineering spirit, you who consider yourself a god as soon as success swells your breast, think how little could have destroyed you!
In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.
The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.
The master's eye is the best fertilizer.
Category: Farming And Farmers
The happier the moment the shorter.
Home is where the heart is.
Let honor be to us as strong an obligation as necessity is to others.
The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.
Category: Life And Living
There is always something new out of Africa.
It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it.