Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
The gods help them that help themselves.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.