The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a word of it.
You can bring a horse to water,
But you can't make him drink.
Give your friend your blood and money.
Never justify yourself. Your enemies won't believe you and your friends won't need it.
Falseness lasts an hour, and truth lasts till the end of time.
The mule was asked: "Who is your father?" It responded with: "The horse is my uncle."
When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation.
How great the grandfathers are, but how regretful what they left behind.