To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.

When the candles are out all women are fair.

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.