Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
War is sweet to those who have not experienced it
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
A good prince will tax as lightly as possible those commodities which are used by the poorest members of society: grain, bread, beer, wine, clothing, and all other staples without which human life could not exist
I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?
Humility is truth.
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.