Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
To choose time is to save time.
Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
If money be not they servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbors.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
The serpent if it wants to become the dragon must eat itself.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Truth is a naked and open daylight.
The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.
He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both.
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
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