If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
Nothing in excess.
Laws are the spider's webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.
Call no man happy until he is dead.
Seek to learn constantly while you live; do not wait in the faith that old age by itself will bring wisdom.
count no man happy until he be dead.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.