Book of Wise Sayings
A man who has learnt little grows old like an ox: his flesh grows, but his knowledge does not grow.
Unsullied poverty is always happy, while impure wealth brings with it many sorrows.
Both white and black acknowledge women's sway, So much the better and the wiser too, Deeming it most convenient to obey, Or possibly they might their folly rue.
 Cf. Pope:
Would men but follow what the sex advise, All things would prosper, all the world grow wise.
We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.
No one is more profoundly sad than he who laughs too much.
The heaven that rolls around cries aloud to you while it displays its eternal beauties, and yet your eyes are fixed upo