When the candles are out all women are fair
Quote by Plutarch
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent...
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial...
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors...
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Character is long-standing habit.
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or...
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Socrates said, Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat...
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that...
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.