In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master’s name.
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.
That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
Success tempts many to their ruin.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
In outward show so splendid and so vain; ’tis but a gilded block without a brain.
Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
A learned man has always riches in himself.
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.