Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
Fortune favors the audacious.
Humility is truth.
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s.
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst.