In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
But time growing old teaches all things.
Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?
Few men have the natural strength to honour a friends success without envy.
It is always in season for old men to learn.