He that serves God for Money, will serve the Devil for better Wages.
Wickedness may prosper for awhile, but in the long run, he that sets all the knaves at work will pay them.
Imperfections would not be half so much taken notice of, if vanity did not make proclamation of them.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
Men indulge those opinions and practices that favor their pretensions.
The devil helps his servants for a season; but when they get into a pinch; he leaves them in the lurch.
Money does all things,--for it gives and it takes away; it makes honest men and knaves, fools and philosophers; and so forward, mutatis mutandis, to the end of the chapter.
Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.
Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe, and make themselves the common enemies of mankind.
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.
Nothing is so fierce but love will soften; nothing so sharp-sighted in other matters but it will throw a mist before its eyes.
Passions, as fire and water, are good servants, but bad masters, and subminister to the best and worst purposes.
We never think of the main business of life till a vain repentance minds us of it at the wrong end.
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.
Tis not necessity, but opinion, that makes men miserable; and when we come to be fancy-sick, there's no cure.
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.
A plodding diligence brings us sooner to our journey's end than a fluttering way of advancing by starts.
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?
If we should cease to be generous and charitable because another is sordid and ungrateful, it would be much in the power of vice to extinguish Christian virtues.
The most insupportable of tyrants exclaim against the exercise of arbitrary power.
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.
Live and let live is the rule of common justice.
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.
Wickedness may prosper for a while.
The fairest blossoms of pleasantry thrive best where the sun is not strong enough to scorch, nor the soil rank enough to corrupt.
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