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