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If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Adventure is worthwhile.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Plodding wins the race.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Please all, and you will please none.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Appearances are often deceiving.
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.
United we stand, divided we fall.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Slow but steady wins the race.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
The gods help them that help themselves.
Example is the best precept.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
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