We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemys toils than out again.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
You may share the labours of the great but you may not share the spoil.
What a splendid head yet no brain.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
There is always someone worse off than yourself.