The more merit, the less affection
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is...
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to...
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others...
Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the...
Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some...
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds...
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to...
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he...
The things we remember best are those better forgotten.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not...
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things...
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their...