It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
Whatever advice you give, be brief.
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.
I struggle to be brief, and I become obscure.
If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.