Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.