Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.
Who has a daring eye tell downright truths and downright lies.
He knows very little of mankind who expects, by any facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party man.