He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.
Anger is a brief madness.
In times of stress, be bold and valiant.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.
You [the people] are a many-headed beast.
You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she will always hurry back.
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
You will live wisely if you are happy in your lot.
Avoid greatness; in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favourites enjoy.