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A COLLECTION OF TRUISMS FOE THE MILLION.
A Sabbath well spent
And health for the toils of the morrow;
Is a certain forerunner of sorrow.
Sir Matthew Hale.
God helps them that help themselves.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the key often used is always bright.
If you love life, do not squander time; for that's the stuff that life is made of.
The sleeping fox catches no poultry, and there will be sleeping enough in the grave.
If time be above all tbings the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
Lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough, always proves little enough.
Sloth makes all things difficult; but industry, all easy.
He that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
There are no gains without pains.
He that hath a trade, hath an estate; and he that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honour.
At the working man's house, hunger looks in, but dare not enter.
Industry pays debts, but despair increaseth them.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
One to-day is worth two to-morrows.
Have you somewhat to do to-morrow, do it to-day.
Let not the sun look down and say, Inglorious, here we list.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
Troubles spring from idleness, and grievous toils from needless ease; many without labour would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock.
He that by the plough would thrive,
The eye of a master will do more work than the hands of two servants; the less you give servants to do, the less they will try to do.
Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.
Not to overlook workmen is to leave them your purse open.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
If a man knows not how to save as he gets, he may keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and not die worth a groat at last.
A fat kitchen maketh a lean will.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting.
Women, wine, game, and deceit,
Make the wealth small, and the want great.
What maintains one vice, would bring up two children.
Beware of little expenses—a small leak will sink a great ship.
Who dainties lore, shall beggars prove.
Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.
Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries.
It is foolish to lay out money in the purchase of repentance.
Wise men learn by others' harms: fools scarcely by their own.
After feasting cometh sorrow,
The glad night hath the weary morrow.
Silk and satins, scarlet and velvet, put out the kitchen fire.
A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
A child and a fool imagine twenty shillings and twenty years can never be spent; but always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom.
When the well is dry, they know the worth of water.
If you would know the value of money, go and try and borrow some.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Pride breakfasts with plenty, dines with poverty, and sups with infamy.
Lying rides upon Debt's back.
It is hard for an empty purse to stand upright.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Those have a short Lent, who owe money due at Easter.
For age and want save while you may,
It is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel.
Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.
Get what you can, and what you get hold;
"lis the stone that will turn all your lead into gold.