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A thousand men may live together in harmony, whereas two women are unable to do so though they be sisters.
But now I was a rich man, three things have left me bare; dice, wine, and women, these three have made me poor.
He is not an honest man who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company that the soup is hot.
If charity cost nothing and benevolence caused no heartache, the world would be full of philanthropists.
If you show a rich man kindness, you gain nothing, but when you wrong him he avenges himself instantly.
The open secret to fast growing and becoming the functional head in the private company is to do the boot-licking of the boss.
The wolf told the dog: It does not matter that I run and you follow me, what matters is that when I turn around you will be next to me.
These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.
When a deceiving man tells you to climb a tree, tell him to climb it first. If he finds a comfortable spot you can follow him.
When a man is not a lover in his twenties, not strong in his thirties, not rich in his forties and not wise in his fifties he will never be so.
You are sure to marry a woman either beautiful or ugly; If ugly she will be a punishment; if beautiful, you will share her with others. Therefore do not marry.