Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed than one is adversity.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history.
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.