Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The gods help them that help themselves.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Plodding wins the race.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Please all, and you will please none.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Example is the best precept.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Appearances are often deceiving.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.