The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
Virtue is the truest nobility.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Jests that give pains are no jests.
Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
He preaches well that lives well.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.