Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.
Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
Your very silence shows you agree.
Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.
I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.
Who so neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
But this is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak.