Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Big results require big ambitions.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Character is destiny.
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.