No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Enemies' promises were made to be broken.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Vices are their own punishment
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Please all, and you will please none.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters
While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.