A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Character is long-standing habit.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.