It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.