It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
An angry father is most cruel toward himself.
When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all.
The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.
To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.
Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
We die as often as we lose a friend.
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.