The beginning is the half of every action.
To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
A heart that loves is always young.
Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.
Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
It is easier to talk than to hold one's tongue.
All things good to know are difficult to learn.
The net of the sleeper catches fish.
Where there is a sea there are pirates.
No need to teach an eagle to fly.
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
To love is nothing. To be loved is something. To love and be loved is everything.
Act quickly, think slowly.
It is not what they profess but what they practice that makes them good