The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Never trust the advice of someone in difficulties.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Words may be deeds.
A mouse may help a lion.
Clumsy jesting is no joke.
A kindness is never wasted.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Example is the best precept.
Obscurity often brings safety.
Better no rule than cruel rule.
Vices are their own punishment.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Please all and you please none.
Little by little does the trick.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Zeal should not outrun discretion.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.
God helps those who help themselves.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Wealth unused might as well not exist.
Little friends may prove great friends.
Better starve free than be a fat slave.
The gods help them that help themselves.
He that has many friends, has no friends.
Enemies' promises were made to be broken.
Better to starve free than be a fat slave.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Injuries may be forgiven but not forgotten.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
The strong and the weak cannot keep company.
The hero is brave in deeds as well as words.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Never trust a friend who deserts you in a pinch.
Do not let your fancy make you forget realities.
There is always someone worse off than yourself.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
The quarrels of friends are the opportunities of foes.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.
Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.
Fine clothes may disguise, but foolish words will disclose a fool.
Who is to bell the cat? It is easy to propose impossible remedies.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.
I should be foolish to release the bird I have in my hand in order to pursue another.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot wheel and said, "What a dust do I raise!"
Every truth has two sides; it is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either.
Every truth has two sides; it is well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.