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.
Every truth has two sides. It is as well to look at both sides before we commit ourselves to either.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.
Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer.
The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.
Sweat more during peace; bleed less during war.
Sometimes we need to loss the small battles in order to win the war.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
One fake friend can do more damage than five enemies.
You need the right people with you, not the best people.
Don’t tell people about your dreams. Show them!!!
What’s done can’t be undone.
Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.