Charles Horace Mayo (July 19, 1865 May 26, 1939) was an American medical practitioner and a co-founder of the Mayo Clinic. more
The one who prosperity takes too much delight in will be the most shocked by reverses.
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
There is nothing assured to mortals.
He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Anger is short madness
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.
I shall strike the stars with my unlifted head.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.
Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
Believe that each day that shines on you is your last.
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person.
One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
Make a good use of the present.
When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
Tear thyself from delay.
Seize the day.
How does it happen, Maecenas, that no one is content with that lot of which he has chosen or which chance has thrown his way, but praises those who follow a different course?
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person
Anger is a brief lunacy.
Life gives nothing to man without labor.
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.
Whatever advice you give, be short.