Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.