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An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
In outward show so splendid and so vain; ’tis but a gilded block without a brain.
It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.
The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.
Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master’s name.
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
A learned man has always riches in himself.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.
Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
Success tempts many to their ruin.