Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
By the work one knows the workman.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
People must help one another it is nature’s law.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
The strongest passion is fear.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.