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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 be, do, and get good, keep daily in view,
And you'll always find something praiseworthy to do.
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 debt.
If thou hast a lazy servant, send him on .errands before dinner.
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 eftects.
Let thy zeal for truth be consistent with chanty.
Love thy friend but look to thyself.
Love not the world, nor the things of it.
Love may be produced by choice, but you cannot get free from it easily.
Lies stand upon one leg, truth upon two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TThe best way to humble a proud man is to take no notice of him.
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. W. Wisdom is both desirable and attainable. Wisdom is often hid under a thread-bare coat.
lis When sin leaves us, we flatter ourselves that we leave it.
Where virtue guardeth the citadel, suspicion may assail, but shall never take itY. Young men when once dyed in pleasure and vanity will scarce ever take any other colour.
Z. Zeno, hearing a young man speak too freely, 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.
AN OLD ONE.
BY DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
Rejjiember that time is money. He that can earn ten shillings a day by his labour, and goes.abroad, or sits idle, one half of that day, though he spends but six-pence during his diversion or idleness, ought not to reckon that the only expence; he has really spent, or rather thrown away, five shillings besides.
Remember that credit is money. If a man lets money lie in'my hands after it is due, he gives me the interest, or so much as I can make of it during that time. This amounts to a considerable sum, if a man has a good and large credit, and makes a good use of it.
Remember that money is of a prolific, generating nature. Money can beget, money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on; 5s. turned is six; turned again it is 7s. 6d. and so on, till it becomes £100. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning; so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. He that kills a breeding sow, destroys all her offspring to the thousandth generation.