* By personal experience I have discovered that

nothing is more valuable to a man than courtesy and mildness

* In all things there is a kind of law of cycles

* Endure a rival with patience

* He is rich enough who does not want bread

* Observation, not old age, brings experience

* Thrift is too late at the bottom of the purse

* “A servant must set his mind upon his business; and, above all things, be kept from idleness” – Euripides

* Servants are soon infected with their masters’ diseases

* “Many things, at the beginning, are counted good; which, at the end, are known to be evil” – Pythagoras