No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
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.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Example is the best precept.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Adventure is worthwhile.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Please all, and you will please none.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Plodding wins the race.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
The gods help them that help themselves.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.