Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
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.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
Please all, and you will please none.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
The early bird catches the worm.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.