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I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Tags: Evil, Friend, Good
In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
Tags: Friend, Misfortune, Remains
Much effort, much prosperity.
Tags: Effort, Prosperity
No one is happy all his life long.
Tags: Happy, Life
No one who lives in error is free.
Tags: Error, Free, Lives
Prosperity is full of friends.
Tags: Friends, Full, Prosperity
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
Tags: Aiming, Far, Near
Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
Tags: Learn, Wisdom, Wise
Authority is never without hate.
Tags: Authority, Hate
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Tags: Chance, Fights, Side
Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.
Tags: Diseases, Human, Worst
Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
Tags: Both, Chance, Stand
Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
Tags: Happy, Luckier, Neighbor
New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
Tags: Accustomed, Authority, Faces
The best of seers is he who guesses well.
Tags: Best, Guesses
The lucky person passes for a genius.
Tags: Genius, Lucky, Passes
The wavering mind is but a base possession.
Tags: Base, Mind, Possession
There is the sky, which is all men's together.
Tags: Men, Sky, Together
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
Tags: Makes, Poor, Rich
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
Tags: Friend, Time, Word
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Tags: Friend, Relationship, Worth
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
Tags: Friendship, Happiness, Love
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
Tags: Death, Living, Tomorrow
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Tags: Father, Old
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Tags: Cleverness, Wisdom
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Tags: Greatest, Life, Love
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Tags: Forever, Love, Lover
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Tags: Help, Love
Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.
Tags: Good, Heaven, Love
It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
Tags: Beauty, Husband, Marriage
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Tags: Fool, Sense, Talk
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
Tags: Learn, Learning, Question
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Tags: Best, Great, Life
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Tags: Head, Soldiers, War
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Tags: Friend, Friendship, Life
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Tags: Characters, Moment, Wealth
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
Tags: Forgive, Forgiveness, Men
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Tags: Best, True, Wisdom
Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
Tags: Brave, Eyes, Sunshine
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
Tags: God, Mad, Makes
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
Tags: Angry, Best, Good
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
Tags: Future, Learning, Past
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
Tags: Clear, Gain, Ignorance
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Tags: Age, Best, Time