A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
An unpopular rule is never long maintained.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
All art is but imitation of nature.
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
All your sorrows have been wasted on you if you have not yet learned how to be wretched.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.