Even in conflit there is some harmony. And in harmony, some conflict.
Poor is the man who, in fear of poverty, hoards his wealth.
You can judge a man by the company he keeps.
An orphan is not a fatherless child, but one who is deprived of knowledge.
A thousand men can act as one. But in a crisis, one can act as a thousand.
A man wounded by a spear can be healed. But one wounded by words will never recover.
Honour is not a fruit whose sweetness can be eaten. It can be attained only after tasting bitterness.
If all men appreciated their status, no master would hold a slave in contempt.
Poetry demonstrates the value of brevity over verbosity.
There are two kinds of people: those who seem dead even while they live, and those who seem to live even beyond their death.
Officialese - the futile drivelling of mere quill-driving.
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words.
Long sentences are often a sign of stodgy style that sends readers to sleep.
It is a great nuisance that knowledge can be acquired only by hard work - W. Somerset Maugham.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes - Miguel de Cervantes.
Never despair. But if you do, work on in despair.
Concentrate and the world is yours.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
Nothing will mitigate our sufferings more than patient endurance.
Business ? It's quite simple; it's other people's money.
An artist should be fit for the best society and keep out of it.
We cannot clean up the world with "soft soap", it requires "grit".
In things that must be, it is good to be resolute.
The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.
Take care of the pence and pounds will take care of themselves.
Proud looks lose hearts, but courteous words win them.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought.
Don't speak of your happiness to a man less fortunate than yourself.
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Let reason govern desire.
Remedy your deficiencies and your merits will take care of themselves.
From the lowest depth there is a path to the loftiest height.
The wider our experience, the deeper our toleration.
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
The earth produces all things, and receives all again.
It is always nice to be expected and not to arrive.
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
The mind yearns after what is gone, and loses itself in dreaming of the past.
Society is produced by our wants; government by our wickedness.
The money hoarder one time was a miser. Today a genius.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drugs used by mankind.
Withhold your verdict until the evidence is all in.
Litigation - a machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.
When we have gold we are in fear; when we have none we are in danger.
True merit is like a river. The deeper it is the less noise it makes.
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
We put too much faith in systems and look too little to men.
Knowledge of limitation is a stepping stone to success.
History does not repeat itself, but historical situations recur.
Wisdom is ever a blessing; education is sometimes a curse.
Probably the most courageous thing a man can do is to be himself.
A position of eminence makes a great man greater and a little man less.
The reason women do not love one another is - men.
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
We must not boast, or speak in terms of vain conceit and over- confidence.
What signifies your patience, if you can't find it when you want it?
Success to the strongest, who are always at last, the wisest and best.
Vain glory will flower, but it will produce no grain.
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.
Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.
Nothing is more unbearable than a woman of wealth.
None have less praise than those who hunt after it.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your own way.
Feel for others - in your pockets.
Beware of a half truth; you may have got hold of the wrong half.
There are men who wish that fire insurance covered old flames.
A business, like an automobile, has to be driven to get results.
You will never do anything in the world without courage.
Make money and the whole world will combine to call you a gentleman.
The finished man of the world must eat of every apple once.
It's a man that works when there's nothing to do that gets to the front.
Nobility without ability is like a pudding without suet.
To no man is life given in freehold; all are tenants.
To each according to his needs; from each according to his means.
To love of justice in most men, is nothing but the fear of suffering injustice.
Ignorance is voluntary misfortune.
The best way of answering a bad argument is to let it go on.
Economy is frequently a way of spending money without getting any fun out of it.
Everything has an end and nothing ceases changing till it ends.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
When we reckon without Providence, we often have to reckon twice.
Every man has a sore spot somewhere.
We can never see the sun rise by looking in the West.
In the track of great armies there must follow lean years.
The persuation of the fortunate sways the doubtful.
No one is exempt from talking nonsence; the misfortune is to do it solemnly.
Every absence increases respect.
The only way to look pleasant is to feel pleasant.
A barber's chair fits all buttocks.
He who has ability finds his place.
He feels the bridle less who yields himself to harness.
Love all. Trust a few - do wrong to none.
All philosophy lies in two words "sustain" and "abstain".
Culture is not a substitute for life, but the key to it.
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
It takes a long time to feather a nest on a wild goose chase.
All censure of a man's self is oblique praise.
Ghosts come only to those who look for them.
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
He that fears you present, will hate you absent.
A good folly is worth what you pay for it.
Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
With a sword thou mayest kill thy father, and with a sword thou mayest defend thy Prince and country.
There is plenty of room at the top, but not to sit down.
For the conduct of life we need right reason or a halter.
Stoop as you go through the world and you will miss many hard knocks.
Democracy: In which you say what you like and do what you are told.
A downright contradiction is equally mysterious to wise men as to fools.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts as wine the strongest heads.
Women's styles may change but their designs remain the same.
Be brave - courage is catching.
Of pleasures, those which occur most rarely give the greatest delight.
Give every man your ear, but few your voice.
The shipwrecks of some are sea-marks to others.
A mirror is better than a whole gallery of ancestral portraits.
People who won't suffer fools gladly must find solitude unbearable.
Opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.
Pride, perceiving humility honourable, often borrows her cloak.
Of what use is science if man does not survive?
There is no liberty without security, and no security without unity.
Necessity delivers us from the embarrassment of choice.
Most folk are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
A wise employer wants ideas, not echoes.
The great man is he that does not lose his child heart.
What is twice read is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed.
It is better to love two too many than one too few.
He who is wise only after the deed, uses his wisdom much too late.
No man prospers so suddenly as by others' errors.
The sum of wisdom is, that the time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Power loses nothing of its effect by being silent.
The most trouble is produced by those who don't produce anything.
A good life hath but a few days, but a good name endureth for ever.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
People seldom attempt to sit on a man who stands up for himself.
Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
Learning is like rowing unstream; not to advance.
Consider nothing, before it has come to pass, as impossible.
Marriage licence - a certificate that gives a woman the right to drive a man.
Some women are like angels because they are for ever harping.
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and likewise pain.
The two sources of all quack-talent are cunning and impudence.
To the beginner belongs the merit, even though the successor surpass him.
If better were within, better would come out.
All too often the clever girl who knows all the answers is never asked.
Some can absorb knowledge, the more tardy must sweat for it.
Any animal fights better in the presence of his young.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason.
No man goes further than the man who knows not where he is going.
May it please God not to make our friends so happy as to forget us.
We often repent of saying too much, but seldom of saying too little.
Never before has so little of anything cost so much.
There is no greater immorality than to occupy a place you cannot fill.
Love is an ocean of emotion entirely surrounded by expenses.
Of all crafts, to be an honest man is the mastercraft.
Of all crafts, to be a man of procrastination is the lousiest craft.
The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts.
Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.
The policy of adapting one's self to circumstances makes all ways smooth.
The pace that kills is a slow one across a busy main thoroughfare.
The prudent man is silent when he has too much to say.
A little self-denial is a mighty good tonic.
Kissing does not last - cookery does.
Brag is a dog that everybody hates but nobody fears.
A cloudless sky could never produce a good harvest.
Action is the parent of results, dormancy the brooding mother of discontent.
Shape circumstances; don't allow them to shape you.
He who loves not his country, can love nothing.
Memory is the treasury of all things and their guardian.
Ego - something which enables people to bear living with themselves.
Who fastest walks, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
What more of us need is to need less.
He who laughs most works hardest.
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.
If you want life to be plain sailing, don't get the wind up.
Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Where wisdom steers, wind cannot make you sink.
We are all born equal, and are distinguished alone by virtues.
The true may be sometimes not quite like the truth.
The golden hour is that in which resolution is translated into action.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
Isn't it odd that it's always the wet blanket that never dries up.
A sage ought to know his onions.
Reformer - one who insists upon his conscience being your guide.
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from speaking.
Translations increase the faults of a work and spoils its beauties.
The remembrance of the past is the teacher of the future.
The past owes something to the present, and the present owes everything to the past.
The past must be altered by the present, as much as the present is directed by the past.
Actresses will happen in the best regulated families.
Physical beauty is the sign of an interior beauty.
Heaven is the place where the donkey at last catches the carrot.
Conscience is the inner voice which warns us someone may be looking.
There is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth.
Solitude: a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.
Great talkers should be crop'd, for they have no need of ears.
The personal pronoun "I" should be the coat-of-arms of some individuals.
You can't chime the bells and at the same time walk in the procession.
Barbarism recommences by the excess of civilisation.
Bargains made in speed, are commonly repented at leisure.
He gives too late who waits to be asked.
He is neither absent without fault, not present without excuse.
A straight line is the shortest in morals as well as in geometry.
Full of misery is the mind anxious about the future.
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
A way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funnest joke in the world.
A company is known by the men it keeps.
Literature in many of its branches is no other than the shadows of good talk.
The poor have little, beggars none; the rich too much, enough, not one.
Quick speed is good, where wisdom leads the way.
It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep not flay them.
It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.
We live not as we would, but as need drives us.
The hope of not being found out is the greatest incitement to sin.
Brain: An apparatus with which we think that we think.
There's nothing like a cocktail party to find out who your friends were.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
He who leaves the fame of good works after him does not die.
You cannot make the poor rich by making the rich poor.