A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Clogged with yesterday’s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.