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Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.
Fraud and deceit are ever in a hurry. Take time for all things. Great haste makes great waste.
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live expense is constant and certain; and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
God governs in the affairs of men; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, neither can a kingdom rise without His aid.
God helps them that help themselves.
Hast thou virtue? acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.
He may well win the race that runs by himself.
He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
He that hath a trade hath an estate; and he that hath a calling hath a place of profit and honor. A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
He that lives upon hopes will die fasting.
He that riseth late must tread all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night.
He that takes a wife takes care.
He that's secure is not safe.
He who multiplies riches, multiplies cares.
He'll cheat without scruple, who can without fear.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still--and they obeyed.
- toast made at the close of a banquet in England (see Englishman's and Frenchman's toasts)
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
I am lord of myself, accountable to none.
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