Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
A liar should have a good memory.
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin, the opportunity is lost.
Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
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