Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
He that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honor.
Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.
He that sows Thorns, should never go barefoot.
The things which hurt, instruct.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
Hold your Council before Dinner; the full Belly hates Thinking as well as Acting.
After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.
The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.
Let thy vices die before thee.
The ancients tell us what is best; but we must learn of the moderns what is fittest.
Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.
Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
Many would live by their Wits, but break for want of Stock.
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden,
but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel, & countenance.
Industry pays debts, while despair increases them.
The borrower is a slave to the lender and the debtor to the creditor.
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