I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
To-day is the pupil of yesterday.
We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.
You should not live one way in private, another in public.
A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.
He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.
If you refuse where you have always granted you invite to theft.
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
It is more tolerable to be refused than deceived.
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things.
Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
Never promise more than you can perform.
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.