It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.

Virginity can be lost by a thought.

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?'

When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.

An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.

The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts.

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.

No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.

The scars of others should teach us caution.

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.