Even if misfortune is only good for bringing a fool to his senses, it would still be just to deem it good for something.
Better to suffer than to die.
We are never content with our lot.
What a wonderful thing it is to have a good friend. He identifies your innermost desires, and spares you the embarrassment of disclosing them to him yourself.
In everything one must consider the end.
One returns to the place one came from.
Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury.
By time and toil we sever What strength and rage could never.
Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
Help yourself and heaven will help you.
One should stick to the sort of thing for which one was made; I tried to be an herbalist, whereas I should keep to the butcher's trade.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
By the work one knows the workman.