Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings… (read more)
Neither blame or praise yourself.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and… (read more)
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.