Men have fashioned an image of Chance as an excuse for their own stupidity. For Chance rarely conflicts with intelligence, and most things in life can be set in order by an intelligent sharpsightedness.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
Luck's always to blame.
Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Some who will not speak against another, in the end does them harm.
Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.
Rebuke should have a grain more of salt than of sugar.
Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.
The gods sell all things at a fair price.
Something you don't want is dear at any price.
Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.
The counsel you would have another keep, first keep yourself.
The best counselors are the dead.
Some have been thought brave because they didn't have the courage to run away.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Great thieves punish little ones.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.
If your time ain't come not even a doctor can kill you.
The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.
If men could see the epitaphs their friends write they would believe they had gotten into the wrong grave.
You cannot have all chiefs; you gotta have Indians too.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
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