Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
All art is but imitation of nature.
The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity.
Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.
Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.
If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
If you wished to be loved, love.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
The expression of truth is simplicity.
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
Time discovers truth.