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Lawyers houses are built on the heads tif fools.
Among good men two suffice.
The best bred have the best portion.
To live peaceably with all breeds good blood.
He who hath the charge of fouls transports them not in bundles.
Pains to get, care to keep, fear to lose.
When a lackey comes to hell, the devil locks the gates.
He that tells his wife news is but newly married.
• He who will make a door of gold, must knock in a nail every day.
If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles.
A woman conceals what flic knows not.
Some evils are cured by contempt.
God deals his wrath by weight, but without weight his mercy.
Follow not truth too near at the heels, lest it dash out your teeth.
Say to pleasure, gentle Eve, I will have none of ycur apple.
Marry your daughters betimes, lest they marry themselves.
Every man's censure is usually first moulded in his own nature.
Suspicion is the virtue of a coward.
Stay a while, that we may make an end the sooner.
Let us ride fair and softly that we may get home the sooner.
Debtors are liers.
Knowledge (or cunning) is no burthen.
Dearths foreseen come not.
A penny spared is twice got.
Pension never enriched young men.
If things were to be done twice, all would be wife.
If the mother had never been in the oven, (he would not have looked for her daughter there.
The body is sooner well dressed than the soul.
Every one is a master, and a servant.
No profit to honour, no honour to virtue or religion.
Every sin brings its punishment along with it.
The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
Good husbandry is good divinity.
Be reasonable and you will be happy.
It is better to please a fool than to auger him.
A fool, if he faith he will have a crab, he will not have an apple.
Take heed you find not what you do not seek.
The highway is never about. He lives long enough who hath lived well. Metal is dangerous in a blind horse. Winter never rots in the sky. God help the rich, the poor can beg. He that (peaks me fair, and loves me not, I will speak him fair, and trust him not. He who preaches war is the devil's chaplain.
The truest wealth is contentment with a little.
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is a
Marry in haste, and repent at leisure. Sir John Barley-Corn is the strongest knight.
Like blood, like good, and like age, Make the happiest marriage. Every ass thinks himself worthy to stand with the king's horses.
A good beginning makes a good ending. One ounce of discretion, or of wisdom* is worth two pounds of wit.
The devil is good, or kind, when he is pleased.
A fair face is half a portion. To forget a wrong is the best revenge. Manners make the man. Man doth what he can, God doth what he pleases.
Gold goes in at any gate except that of heaven.
Knaves and fools divide the world. No great loss but may bring some little profit.
When poverty comes in at the door, love leaps out at the window.
That suit is best that best fits me. If J had revenged every wrong, I had not worn my skirts so long. Self-love is a mote in every man's eye. That which is well done is twice done. Use soft words and hard arguments. There is no coward to an ill conscience. He who makes other men afraid of his wit, had need be afraid of their memories. Riches are but the baggage of virtue. He who defers his charities till his death, is rather liberal of another man's than of his own.
A wise man hath more ballast than fail. Great men's promises, courtiers' oath;, and dead men's (hoes, a man may look for, but not trust to.
Be wise on this side heaven. The devil tempts others, an idle ma?, tempts the devil.
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Good looks buy nothing in the market.
He who will be his own master often hath a fool for his scholar.
That man is well bought who costs you but a compliment.
The greatest king must at last go to bed with a shovel or spade.
He only truly lives \.ho lives in peace.
Jf wife men never erred, it would go hard with the fool.
Great virtue seldom descends.
One wife (in marriage) and two happy. _
Almsgiving never made any man poor, nor robbery rich, nor prosperity wise.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Fear of hell is the true valour of a christian.
For ill do well, then fear not hell.
The best thing in this world is to live above it.
Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth.
A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay,
Will be all ont at Doomsday.
One pair of heels is sometimes worth two pair of hands.
'Tis good sleeping in a whole skin.
Enough is as good as a feast.
A fool's bolt is soon shot.
All is well that ends well.
Kver drink, ever dry.
He who hath an ill name is half-hanged.
Harm watch, harm entch.
A friend's frown is better than a fool's smile.
The easiest work and way is, To beware.
If the best man's faults were written in his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes.
A man may be great by chance; but never wife, or good, without taking pains for it.
Success makes a fool seem wife.
All worldly joys go less
To that one joy of doing kindnesses.
What fools fay doth not much trouble ■wife men.
Money is a good servant, but an ill master.
Pleasure gives law to fools, God to the wife.
He lives indeed who lives not to himself alone.
Good to begin well, better to end well.
There would be no ill langaage if it were not ill taken.
Industry is Fortune's right-hand, and frugality is her left.
We iha.ll lie all alike in our graves.
When flatterers meet, the devil goes :o dinner.
'Tis a small family that hath neither a thief nor an harlot in it.
To give and to keep there is need of wit.
A man never surfeits of too much honesty.
Honour and ease are seldom bedfellows.
Those husbands are in heaven whose wives do not chide.
He can want nothing who hath God for his friend.
Young men's knocks old men fed.
He who is poor when he is married, shall be rich when he is buried.
Of all tame beasts, I hate sluts.
Giving much to the pour doth increase a man's store.
That is my good that doth me good.
An idle brain is the devil's shop.
God fend us somewhat of our own when rich men go to dinner.
Let your purse still be your master.
Young men think old men fools; but old men know that young men are fools.
Wit once bought is worth twice taught.
A wise head makes a close mouth.
All foolisli fancies are bought much too dear.
Women's and children's wishes are the aim and happiness of the more weak men.
Ignorance is better than pride with great, er knowledge.
The charitable man gives out at the door, and God puts in at the window.
Every man is a fool where he liath not considered or thought.
He who angers others is not himself ac ease.
He dies like a beast who hath done no good while he lived.
Heaven is not to be had by men's barely wishing for it.
Patch and long fit, build and soon flit.
One hour's steep before midnight it worth two hours sleep after it.
Wranglers never want words.
War is death's feast.
Idle lazy folks have most labour.
Knavery may serve a turn, but honesty is best at the long-run.
A quick landlord makes a careful tenant.
Look ever to the main chance.
Will is the cause of woe.
Welcome is the best chear.
I will keep no more cats than what will catch mice.
Reprove others, but correct thyself.
Once a knave and ever a knave.
Planting Planting of trees is England's old thrift.
It is more painful to do nothing than something.
Any thing fora quiet life.
'Tis great folly to want when we have it, and when we have it not too.
Flv pleasure, and it will follow thee.
God's Providence is the surest and best inheritance.
That is not good language which all understand not.
Much better lose a jest than a friend.
Ill-will never said well.
He that hath some land must have some labour.
Shew me a Her, and I will Ihew you a thief.
We mult wink at small faults. Use leirs and have legs. Keep your ihop and your shop will keep you.
Every one should sweep before his own door.
Much coin usually much care.
Good take-heed doth always speed.
He who gets doth much, but he who keeps doth more.
A pou'id of gold is Letter than an ounce of honour.
We think lawyers to be wife men, and thev know us to be fools.
Eaten bread is soon forgotten.
When you fee your friend, trust to yourself.
Let my friend tell my tale.
Mention not a rope in the house of one whose father was hanged.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
God help the fool, quoth Pedly.(/^» Ideot.)
Lend, and lose my money; so play fools.
Early to go to bed, and then early to rife, makes men more holy, more healthy, wealthy, and wife.
Anger dies soon with a wife and good man.
He who will not be counselled, cannot be helped.
God hath provided no remedy for wilful obstinacy.
All vice infatuates and corrupts the judgment.
He who converses with nobody, knows nothing.
There is no fool to the old fool.
A good wife makes a good husband.
Til much better to be thought a fool than to be a knave.
One fool makes many.
Penny, whence earnests thou? Penny,
whither goest thou? and, Penny, whe wilt thou come again?
'Tis worse to be an ill man than to be thought to be one.
A fool comes always short of his reckon^ ing.
A young faint an old faint; and a young devil an old devil.
Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the keeping of it.
Knowledge of God and of ourselves i* the mother of true devotion, and the perfection of wisdom.
Afflictions are sent us from God for our good.
Confession of a fault makes half amends. Every man can tame a shrew but he who hath her.
'Tis better to die poorthairto live poor.
Plain dealing is a jew el; but he who ufeth it will die a beggar.
Honour bought is temporal simony.
Live, and let live, i.e. be a kind landlord.
Children are certain cares, but very un« certain comforts.
Giving begets love, lending usually lessens it.
He is the wise, who is the honest man.
Take part with reason against thy own will or humour.
Wit is a fine thing in a wise man's hand.
Speak not of my debts except you mean to pay them.
Words instruct, but examples persuade effectually.
He who lives in hopes dies a fool.
He who gives wisely sells to advantage.
Years know more than books.
Live so as you do mean to die.
Go not to hell for company.
All earthly joys are empty bubbles, and do make men boys.
Better unborn than untaught.
If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains: if well, the pains do fade, the joy remains.
Always refuse the advice which passion gives.
Nor fay nor do that thing which anger prompts you to.
Bear and forbear is short and good philosophy.
Set out wisely at first; custom will make every virtue more easy and pleasant to you than any vice can be.
The best and noblest conquest is that of 3 U 1 a man'j a man's own reason over his pasiions and follies.
Religion hath true lasting joys; weigh all, and so
If any thing have more, or such, let
heaven go. Whatever good thou dost, give God the
Who both the power and will first gave to thee.
§ 152. Old Italian Proverbs.
He who serves God hath the best- master in the world. Where God is there nothing is wanting. No man is greater in truth than he is in God's esteem. He hath a good judgment who doth »ot rely on his own. Wealth is not his who gets it, but his who enjoys it. He who converses with nobody, is either a brute or an angel. Go not over the water where you cannot fee the bottom. He who lives disorderly one year, doth not enjoy himself for five years after. Friendships are cheap,, when they are to be bought with pulling off your hat. Speak well of your friend, of your enemy neither well nor ill. The friendship of a great man is a lion at the next door. The money you refuse will never do you good. A beggar's wallet is a mile to the bottom. I once had, is a poor man. There are a great many asses without long ears. An iron anvil should have a hammer of feathers. He keeps his road well enough who gets rid of had company. Y ou are in debt, and run in farther; if you are not a Her yet, you will be one. The best throw upon the dice is to throw them away. 'Tis horribly dangerous to sleep near the gates of hell. He who thinks to cheat a»othcr.cheats himself most. Givilig is going a sidling. Too much prosperity makes moil men fools. Dead men open the eves of she living. No man's head aches while lie comforts another. Bold and shameless men are masters of half the world. Every one hath enough to do to govern himself well. He who is an ass, and takes himself to be a stag, when he comes to leap the ditch finds his mistake. Praifedoth a wife man good, but a fool harm. No sooner is a law made but an evasion of it is found out. He who gives fair words, feeds you with an empty spoonThree things cost dear; the caresses of a dog, the love of a miss, and the invitation of an host. Hunger never fails of a good cook. A man is valued as he makes hims-lf valuable. Three littles
make a man rich on a sudden; little wl*, little shame, and little honesty. He who hath good health is a rich man, and doth not know it.. Give a wife man a hint, and he wil! do the business well enough. A bad agreement is better than a good law-suit. The best watering is that which comes from heaven. When your neighbour's house is on fire carry water to yoar own. Spare diet ~nd no trouble keep a man in good health. He that will have no trouble in this world must not be born in it. The maid h such as she is bred, and tow as it is span. He that would- believe he hath a great many friends, must try but few of them. Love bemires young men, and drowns the old. Once in every ten years every man needs his neighbour. Aristotle faith, When you can have any good thing take it: and Plato faith, if you do not take it, yon are a great coxcomb. From an ass you can get nothing but kicks and stench. Either far nothing of the absent, or speak like a friend. One man forewarned (or apprised of a thing) is worth two. He is truly happy who can make others happy too. A fair woman without virtue is like palled wine. Tell a woman she is wondrous fair, and she will soon turn fool. Paint and patches give offence to the hulband, hopes tohergallant. He thatwould be well spoken of himself, must not speak ill of others. He that doih the kindness hath the noblest pleasure os the two. He who doth a kindness to a good man, doth a greater to himself. "A man's hat in his hand never did him harm. One cap or hat more or less, and one quire of paper in a year, cost but little, and will make you many friends. He who blames grandees endangers his head, and he who prailes them must tell many- a lie. A wife man goes not on board w ithout due provision. Keep your mouth sliut,. and your eyes open. He who will stop every man's mouth mull have a great deal of meal. Wife men have their mouth in their hearts, fooh their heart in their mouth. Shew not to all the bottom either of your purse or of your mind. I heatd one say. so, is half a lie. Lies have very short legs. One lie draws ten more after it. Keep company with, good men, and you'll increase their number. He is a good man who is goodfor himself, but he is good indeed who is so for. others too. When you meet with a virtuous man, draw his picture. He who keeps good men company may very well bear tteir charges. He begins to grow * "badbad who takes himself to be a good man. He is far from a good man who llrives not to grow better. Keep good men company, and fall not out with the bad. He who throws away his estate with his hands, goes afterwards to pick it up on his feet. 'Tis a bad house that hath not an old man in it. To crow well and scrape ill is the devil's trade. Be ready with your hat, but flow with your purse. A burthen which one chuses is not felt. The dearer such a thing is, the better pennyworth for jne. Suppers kill more than the greatest doctor ever cured. AH the wit in the world is not in one head. Let us do wbat we can and ouy'tit, and let God do his pleasure. 'Tis better to be condemned by the college of physicians than by one judge. Skill and assurance are an invincible couple. The fool kneels to the distaff. Knowing is worth nothing, unless wedothe good we know. A man is half known when you fee him, when you hear him speak ■you know him all our. Write down the advice of him who loves you, tho' you like it not at present. Be flow to give advice, ready to do any service. Both anger and haste hinder good counsel. Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it. The fool never thinks higher than the top of his house. A courtier is a slave in a golden chain, A little kitchen makes A large house. Have money, and you will find kindred enough. He that lends his money hath a double loss. Of money, wit, and virtue, believe one-fourth part of what you hear men fay. Money is his servant who knows how to use it as he should, his master who doth not. 'Tis better to give one shilling than to lend twenty. Wife distrust is the parent of security. Mercy or goodness alone makes us like to God. So much o:ily is mine, as I either use my self or give for God's sake. He who is about to speak evil of another, let him first well consider himself. Speak not of me unless you know me well; think of yourself ere aught of me you tell. One day of a wise man is worth the whole life of a fool. What you give shines still, what you eat smells ill next day. Asking costs no great matter. A woman that loves to be at the window is like a bunch of grapes in the highway. A woman and a glass arc never out of danger. A womaa and a cherry are painted for their own harm. The best furniture in the house is a virtuous woman. The first wife is matrimony, the seco. d company, ihe third heresy. A doctor and a down
know more than a doctor alone. Hard upon hard never makes a good wall. The example of good men is visible philosophy. One ill example spoils many good laws. Every thing may be, except a ditch without a bank. He who throws a stone against God, it falls upon his own head. He who plays me one trick: shall not play me a second. Do what you ought, and let what will come on it. By making a fault you may learn to do better. Tlic first faults are theirs who commit them, all the following are his who doth not punish them. He who would be ill served, let him keep good store of servants. To do good still make no delay; for life and time slide silt away. A little time will serve to do ill. He who would have trouble in this life, let him get either a ship or a wife. He who will take no pains, will never build a house three stories high. The best of the game is, to do one's business and talk little ot* it. The Italian is wise before he undertakes a thing, the German while he is doing it, and the Frenchman when it is over. In prosperity we need moderation, in adversity patience. Prosperous men sacrifice not,;'. e. they forget God. Great prosperity and modesty seldom go together. Women, wine, and horses, are ware men are often deceived in. Give your friend a fig, and your enemy a peach. He who hath no children doth not know what love means. He who spins hath one shirt, he who spins not hath two. He who considers the end, restrains all evil inclinations. He who hath the longest sword is always thought to be in the right. There lies no appeal from the decision of fortune. Lucky men need no counsel. Three things only are well done in haste; flying from the plague, escaping quarrels, and catching fleas. 'Tis better it should be said, Here he ran away, than Here he was slain. The sword from Heaven above falls not down in haste. The best thing in gaming is, that ic be but little used. Play, women, and wine, make a man laugh till he dies of it. Play or gaming hath the devil at the bottom. The devil goes shares in gaming. He who doth not rise early never does a good day's work. He who hath good health is young, and he is rich who owes nothing. If young men had wit, and old men strength, enough, every thing might be well done. He who will have no judge but himself, condemns himself. Learning is folly unless a good judgment hath the mangement of it. Every man 3 U 3" loves