1. 10

    Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

    40
  2. 9

    Anger so clouds the mind that it cannot perceive the truth.

    45
  3. 8

    It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.

    45
  4. 7

    There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.

    56
  5. 6

    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.

    60
  6. 5

    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.

    68
  7. 4

    An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.

    70
  8. 3

    After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

    90
  9. 2

    Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.

    97
  10. 1

    Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

    292
  11. Last Update: 23 July 2021

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