We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.
Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight.
Sincerity is the way of Heaven.