It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
Fine feathers, they say, make fine birds.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Please all, and you will please none.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Words are good servants but bad masters.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
The early bird catches the worm.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men any more than fine feathers make fine birds.
While clothes do not, as the saying would sometimes have it, make the man, and fine feathers do not make fine birds, sometimes they can add a certain spice to a recipe.
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