Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.
The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.
Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.
No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.
He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.
Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish.
Things we do not hope for often come to pass than things we wish.