Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
Praise the young and they will flourish.