Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds on to the surface.
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
It is not well to make great changes in old age.
It is a great pity when the one who should be the head figure is a mere figure head.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.