They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves with contentment.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
I Love Truth You
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
None Granted Misers
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
Know Indeed Myself
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
Truth Tell Them
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
Calamities Appears Bear