Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Evil report carries further than any applause
Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.
When desire dies, fear is born.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink...
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
No man's abilities are so remarkably shining as not to stand in need of a...
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the...
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is...
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not...
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy;...
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel,...
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Know or listen to those who know.