Act well your part; there all honor lies.
Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee; All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see.
You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me.
Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.