The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.