Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
Evil gains work their punishment.
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
For the wretched one night is like a thousand for someone faring well death is just one more night.
Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
God’s dice always have a lucky roll.
Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.
If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away.
It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
It is best to live however one can be.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.