In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Look before you leap.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
What a splendid head, yet no brain.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Plodding wins the race.
Outside show is a poor substitution for inner worth.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.