If you are wise, live as you can; if you cannot, live as you would.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.
Do not show your wounded finger, for everything will knock up against it.
One who was adored by all in prosperity is abhorred by all in adversity.
He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.
Knowledge without courage is sterile.
Even knowledge has to be in fashion and where it is not it is wise to affect ignorance.
A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.
Friends are a second existence.
There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Tis the sole remedy against misfortune, the very ventilation of the soul.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
Surfeits of happiness are fatal.
Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand.
The greatest wisdom often consists in ignorance.
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
Time and I against any two.
Truth always lags last, limping along on the arm of Time.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.