He that serves God for money will serve the Devil for better wages.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
Some read books only with a view to find fault, while others read only to be taught; the former are like venomous spiders, extracting a poisonous quality, where the latter, like the bees, sip out a sweet and profitable juice.
The common people do not judge of vice or virtue by morality or immorality, so much as by the stamp that is set upon it by men of figure.
The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they get into a pinch; he leaves them in the lurch.
It is a way of calling a man a fool when no attention is given to what he says.
Avarice is insatiable, and is always pushing on for more.
There are braying men in the world, as well as braying asses; for what is loud and senseless talking any other than away of braying?
Of all injustice, that is the greatest which goes under the name of law, and of all sorts of tyranny the forcing of the letter of the law against the equity, is the most insupportable.
We never think of the main business of life till a vain repentance minds us of it at the wrong end.
There is no contending with necessity, and we should be very tender how we censure those that submit to it. It is one thing to be at liberty to do what we will, and another thing to be tied up to do what we must.
He that contemns a shrew to the degree of not descending to words with her does worse than beat her.
A universal applause is seldom less than two thirds of a scandal
Wickedness may prosper for awhile, but in the long run, he that sets all the knaves at work will pay them.
Figure-flingers and star-gazers pretend to foretell the fortunes of kingdoms, and have no foresight in what concerns themselves.
The blessings of fortune are the lowest; the next are the bodily advantages of strength and health; but the superlative blessings, in fine, are those of the mind.
Resolve to see the world on the sunny side and you have almost won the battle at the outset.
Wickedness may prosper for a while.
Live and let live is the rule of common justice.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone what it compares its situation to that can make anyone happy or miserable. Compare it to something better - result envy, frustration and sadness. Compare it to something worse - relief, gratitude and happiness.
By one delay after another they spin out their whole lives, till there's no more future left for them.
Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself.
Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils.
What man in his right senses, that has wherewithal to live free, would make himself a slave for superfluities? What does that man want who has enough? Or what is he the better for abundance that can never be satisfied.
The very soul of the slothful does effectually but lie drowsing in his body, and the whole man is totally given up to his senses.
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