Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
In short, luck's always to blame.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
By the work one knows the workmen.
The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.