Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
For comic writers charge Socrates with making the worse appear the better reason.
He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
An evil-speaker differs from an evil-doer only in the want of opportunity.
Satiety is a neighbor to continued pleasures.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body
While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost.
Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.