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A person who does not feel suffocation seeing the current condition and present situation of the world has no real emotion.
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 a fool who boasts of four things: that he has good wine, a good horse, a nice wife, and plenty of money.
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 there had been no poverty in Europe, then the white man would not have come and spread his clothes in Africa.
If you show a rich man kindness, you gain nothing, but when you wrong him he avenges himself instantly.
Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.
Of three things the devil makes a salad: advocate's tongues, notaries' fingers, and a third that shall be nameless.
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 person who is his own master cannot tolerate another boss. It's better to be without a book than to believe a book entirely. When economy goes south, people get political.
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.
There are three too much and three too little that can bring a fool down: too much spending and too little money; too much talking and too little knowledge; and too much boasting and too little earnings.
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.
Worse than disease is its medicines and vaccines and worse than medicines are the physicians and surgeons.
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.