Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
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.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.