The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.
The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight.
Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.
Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.
In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.
He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.