How often we see the greatest genius buried in obscurity!
No guest is so welcome in a friend’s house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.
You love a nothing when you love an ingrate.
It is easier to begin well than to finish well.
That which you know, know not; and that which you see, see not.
To snatch the worm from the trap.
No man will be respected by others who is despised by his own relatives.
I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.
To waste one’s breath; to pump into a sieve.
A woman finds it much easier to do ill than well.
He who falls in love meets a worse fate than he who leaps from a rock.
It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries.
A woman without paint is like food without salt.
A mouse never entrusts his life to only one hole.
The gods play games with men as balls.
In everything the middle road is best.
In grasping at uncertainties we lost that which is certain.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
I love truth and wish to have it always spoken to me: I hate a liar.
Because those, who twit others with their faults, should look at home.
Things unhoped for happen oftener than things we desire.
How great in number are the little minded men.
He means well’ is useless unless he does well.
We are pouring our words into a sieve, and lose our labor.
A well-balanced mind is the best remedy against affliction.
Let deeds correspond with words.
Where there are friends there is wealth.