There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
Miguel de Cervantes
The greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences.
I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth.
That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
No man is more than another unless he does more than another.
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