Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
He who hath many friends hath none.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Don’t be too assuming, it doesn’t get you anywhere.
Wisdom is the fruit of a balanced development.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Words build bridges into unexplored regions.
Always be listening and learning.
If someone gives you an opportunity, you better maximize it so that he wants to give you the next one.
When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.
You can’t have a better today and tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
We are all born mad, some remain so.
Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.
Unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax.
Much wants more and loses all.
Who acts in haste repent at leisure.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hidden.
The quarrels of friends are the opportunities of foes.
I can’t be friends with a man who blows hot and cold with the same breath.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Better to starve free than be a fat slave.
Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
A word in season is most precious.
Zeal should not outrun discretion.
Once a wolf, always a wolf.
Little by little does the trick.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Self-help is the best help.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Always stop to think whether your fun may not be the cause of another’s unhappiness.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A person’s true nature will reveal itself despite disguise.
If we really want something done, it is best to do it ourselves.
United we stand; divided we fall.