| Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
| Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
| If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
| It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
| The man who does ill must suffer ill.
| What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
| If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
| What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?
| I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
| Time as he grows old teaches all things.
| There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
| I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
| Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
| It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
| Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
| Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
| I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
| Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
| Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
| Call no man happy till he is dead.