Pride will spit in pride's face.
The worse the passage the more welcome the port.
Better be alone than in bad company.
A good friend is my nearest relation.
Great hope makes great men.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.
An old goat is never the more reverend for his beard.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
Thou oughtest to be nice, even to Superstition, in keeping thy Promises; and therefore thou shouldst be equally cautious in making them.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
The more wit the less courage.
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell.
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
Today is yesterday's pupil.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
You can't judge a horse by its harness.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
Care and diligence bring luck.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Poor men's reasons are not heard.
He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
Cheaters must get some credit before they can cozen, and all falsehood, if not founded in some truth, would not be fixed in any belief.
With foxes, we must play the fox.
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.
Miracles are the swaddling clothes of infant churches.
'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.
He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come -- as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.
He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
No garden is without its weeds.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.
Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
All doors open to courtesy.
If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.
He spits out secrets like hot custard.
Praises from wicked men are reproaches.
It's madness the sheep to talk peace with the wolf.
Good is not good, when better is expected.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Drink washes off the daub and discovers the man.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
A man is not good or bad for one action.
A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
A book that is shut is but a block.
It is a shame when the church itself is a cemetery, where the living sleep above the ground, as the dead do beneath.
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
A good garden may have some weeds.
Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.