The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Appearances are often deceiving.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
United you will be more than a match for your enemies. But if you quarrel and separate, your weakness will put you at the mercy of those who attack you.
The Sun is bad enough even while he is single, drying up our marshes with his heat as he does. But what will become of us if he marries and and begets other suns?
After the rain cometh the fair weather.
Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
Appearances are deceptive.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Little by little does the trick.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
If you are a friend, why do you bite me so hard? If an enemy, why do you fawn on me?
The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Example is the best precept.
False friends leave you in times of trouble.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Little friends may prove great friends.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Persuasion is better than force.
The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
Pride goes before destruction.
Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.
Better poverty without a care than wealth with its many obligations.
The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth
Once a wolf, always a wolf.
If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
There are many statues of men slaying lions, but if only the lions were sculptors there might be quite a different set of statues.
I am sure the grapes are sour.
If these town gods can't detect the thieves who steal from their own temples, it's hardly likely they'll tell me who stole my spade.
Don't cry over spilt milk.
Slow but steady wins the race.
In union there is strength.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Plodding wins the race.
Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave
Uninvited guests seldom meet a welcome.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Distrust unsolicited advice.
Vices are their own punishment
Beware of a wolf in sheep's clothing.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.