Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Example is the best precept.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Please all, and you will please none.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
United we stand, divided we fall.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.