Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Better a serpent than a stepmother!
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
The wavering mind is but a base possession.
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.