Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
All would live long, but none would be old.
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
Most fools think they are only ignorant.
Fear not death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal.
Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
Get what you can, and what you get hold; 'tis the Stone that will turn all your Lead into Gold.
Thou can'st not joke an enemy into a friend,
but thou may'st a friend into an enemy.
What is a butterfly? At best
He's but a caterpiller drest.
The gaudy Fop's his picture just.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Do not do that which you would not have known.
Against diseases here the strongest fence is the defensive vertue, Abstinence.
A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine.
I have never seen the Philosopher's Stone that turns lead into Gold, but I have known the pursuit of it turn a Man's Gold into Lead.
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