Harmony makes small things grow lack of it makes great things decay.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall and increases but to decay.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
To like and dislike the same things this is what makes a solid friendship.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike friendship anger or pity.
All who consult on doubtful matters should be void of hatred friendship anger and pity.