We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.