There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course; a quiet conscience.
New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm.
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.