A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.