Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

What once were vices are manners now.

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.

There is no great genius free from some tincture of madness.

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.

One should count each day a separate life.

It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.

He will live ill who does not know how to die well.

If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him.

If virtue precede us every step will be safe.

It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

It is pleasant at times to play the madman.

It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant.

It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.

It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.

Many things have fallen only to rise higher.

No one can wear a mask for very long.

I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge.