I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
~ in Maxims
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
Confession is the next thing to innocency.
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
Never promise more than you can perform.
No one knows what he can do till he tries.
Rule your desires lest your desires rule you.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
To ask a favor is a kind of slavery.