Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
United we stand; divided we fall.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Please all, and you will please none.