Nature is wont to hide herself.
Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
Nothing endures but change.
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
Those who are awake all live in the same world. Those who are asleep live in their own worlds.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
If you do not hope, you will not win that which is not hoped for, since it is unattainable and inaccessible.
There is nothing permanent except change.
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
You cannot step into the same river twice.
The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it – and sometimes three.
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.