Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Every man is the son of his own works.
That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
That which costs little is less valued.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
He had a face like a blessing.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.
It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep.
For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.