Do not carry a spirit of contradiction, for it is to be freighted with stupidity and with peevishness, and your intelligence should plot against it; though it may well be the mark of mental genius to see objection, a wrangler…
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is...
Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being...
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
Never open the door to the lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink...
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not...
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things...
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to...
Chance has something to say in everything, even how to write a good letter
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but...
To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.