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Evil habits are better conquered to-day than to-morrow.

Experience and instruction are the parents of true wisdom.

Envy too often begets hatred and revenge.

Experience is the best adviser ; but it is better to learn by others than our own.

Friendship is best tried by adversity.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Forget others faults, and remember thine own.

Fine sense and elevated sense are not so useful as common sense.

Frugality is a fortune, and industry a good estate.

Fortitude is the medium betwixt fear and boldness.

Real friends are like ghosts and apparitions, what many persons talk of but few ever saw.

G. Gratitude is a duty none can be excused from, because it is always in our own disposal.

Greedy dispositions often lose what they possess.

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Good-nature is of all virtues and qualities of the mind the greatest, being the character of the deity.

Gentleness is the best way to make a man loved and respected by all.

Gratitude preserves old friendship and procures new.

To bę, do, and get good, keep daily in view, And you'll always find something praiseworthy to do.

H. Have nothing to do with men in a passion, for men are not like iron, to be wrought upon when hot.

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

He that confesseth his sins, and mendeth not is a praying hypocrite.

He that mocketh the lame, is either a fool or a madman.

Industry pays debts, but despair increaseth them.

If thou hast not sense enough to speak, have wit enough to hold thy tongue,

It is not so painful to an honest man to want money, as to be owing it.

It is a common remark,—that Love and Pride stock Bedlam, then beware of each.

If you think twice before you speak once, you'll speak twice the better for it.

It is better to pay and have little left, than to keep much and always be in debi.

If thou hast a lazy servant, send him on errands before dinner.

K. Knowledge will not be acquired without attention and application.

Knowledge without practice in religion, is like a sun without light.

Keen razors, and sharp speeches have cutting effects.

Let thy zeal for truth be consistent with charity. · Love thy friend but look to thyself. Love not the world, nor the things ofit.

Love may be produced by choice, but you cannot get free from it easily. Lies stand upon one leg, truth upon two.

M. Money is like dung,- it does no good until it is spread.

Marry not for money only, but let love and money unite to make wedlock happy.

Misfortunes none are exempt from.

Many bad things are done only through custom.

Merit may be hidden under a ragged coat.

Many know not the value of water till the well is dry.

N. No man is truly wise or safe, that has not the fear of God before his eyes.

Never promise what you cannot perform. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Nothing is so honourable as old friendship.

0. Our pleasures for the most part, are short, false and deceitful; and like drunkenness, revenge the madness of one hour, with the sad repentance of many.

One cannot spend time better, than in learning to spend it well.


Only good and wise men can be real friends,

P. Passions are good servants but bad masters.

Pay well and you will never want workmen.

Prosperity is not without its troubles, nor adversity without its comforts.

Passion makes them fools, which otherwise are not so; and shows them to be fools, which are so.

R. Riches may be admitted into our houses but not into our hearts.

Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief, The cares of riches lie heavier upon a good man, than the inconvenience of an honest poverty.

Reputation is often got without merit, and lost without crime.

Spare when young, and spend when old.
Sacrifice not thy conscience for money.

Study more how to die, then how to live.

Suspicion always paints in the darkest colour.

The best way to humble a proud man is to take no notice of himn.

Try to be good, although the world laugh you to scorn.,'

Though the coat be ever so fine that a fool wears, it is but a fool's coat still.

V. Virtue is its own reward, and vice its own punishment.

Virtue is nevertheless venerable for being out of fashion.

Virtue scorns a lie for its cover, and truth needs no orator to recommend it.

Wisdom is both desirable and attainable.

Wisdom is often hid under a thread-bare coat. The When sin leaves us, we flatter ourselves that we leave it.

Where virtue guardeth the citadel, suspicion may assail, but shall never take it.

Y. Young men when once dyed in pleasure and vanity will scarce ever take any other colour. "

Zeno, hearing a young man speak too free, ly, told him for this reason we have two ears, and but one tongue, that we should hear much and talk little,

Zeal without knowledge is like gunpowder -soon blown in the air.

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