Beware so long as you live of judging people by appearances.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
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.
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go.
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend A wise enemy is worth more.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
O tyrant love, when held by you, We may to prudence bid adieu.
Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion even a prudent enemy is preferable.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.