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As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry. [Lat., Uxorem accepi, dote imperium vendidi.]
You love a nothing when you love an ingrate.
Where there are friends there is wealth.
Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Good merchandise, even hidden, soon finds buyers.
Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish.
There's no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it's only a question of comparative badness, brother.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
Practice yourself what you preach.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.
Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
If you speak insults you will hear them also.
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
No man is wise enough by himself.
I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.
Conquered, we conquer.
That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one.
You will stir up the hornets. [Lat., Irritabis crabones.]
He is a friend indeed who proves himself a friend in need.
A contented mind is the best source for trouble.
'He means well' is useless unless he does well.
Flying without feathers is not easy: my wings have no feathers.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
The Bell never rings of itself; unless some one handles or moves it it is dumb.
Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.
It is customary these days to ignore what should be done in favour of what pleases us.
I had much rather be adorned by beauty of character than by jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, character comes from within.
I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame.
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.
Men understand the worth of blessings only when they have lost them.
It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it.
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.
Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
The mind is hopeful; success is in God's hands. [Lat., Sperat quidem animus: quo eveniat, diis in manu est.]
Let deeds match words.
Drink, live like the Greeks, eat, gorge.
In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men. [Lat., Modus omnibus in rebus, soror, optimum est habitu; Nimia omnia nimium exhibent negotium hominibus ex se.]
If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice.
He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
And one eye-witness weighs More than ten hear-fays. Seeing is believing, All the world o'er.
It is easier to begin well than to finish well.
Fortitude is a great help in distress.