Don’t show off every day, or you’ll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.