He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Most honorable are services rendered to the State;
even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.
Before you act consider when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.