You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
The covetous man is ever in want.
He will through life be master of himself and a happy man who from day to day can have said, I have lived: tomorrow the Father may fill the sky with black clouds or with cloudless sunshine.
In peace, as a wise man, he should make suitable preparation for war.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
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.
The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant's threatening countenance.