To greed, all nature is insufficient.
The fearful face usually betrays great guilt.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enemy! For his joy at your death will be proportioned to what you leave him.
Those whom fortune has never favored are more joyful than those whom she has deserted.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment
Do the best you can . . . enjoy the present . . . rest satisfied with what you have.
If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.
He who is brave is free
The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
If you wish to be loved; love!
He who is brave is free.
He is most powerful who has power over himself
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.