Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
The most necessary learning is that which unlearns evil
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead - these the living
There is no work so mean, but it would amply serve me to furnish me with sustenance.
Wealth and poverty do not lie in a person's estate, but in their souls.
To all my friends without distinction I am ready to display my opulence: come one, come all; and whosoever likes to take a share is welcome to the wealth that lies within my soul.