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Wisdom provides things necessary, not superfluous.-Solon. • A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone.
guishing one.- Diogenies.
and the best provision in old age.- Aristotle. • They who educate children well, are more to be honoured,
than they who produce them; for these only gave them
life, those the art of living well. Aristotle. It is no shame for a man to learn that he knoweth not, wbat
ever age he may be. Isocrates. To know, and not be able to perform, is doubly unfortunate.
-Solon. > Alexander the Great valued learning so bighly, that he used
to say, “ that he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving
him knowledge, than to his father Philip for life.” Socrates thanked God for three things ;-first, that he was
born a man and not a woman ; second, that he was born a
Grecian; and thirdly, that he was a philosopher,
and has power enough to refrain from evil.—Cicero.
things as are not worthy to be knowo.-Crates. Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the
root of misfortune.- Plato.
ing by experience; the most ignorant by necessity; and
beasts by nature.---Cicero. Aristippus being asked what he learnt by philosophy, re
plied he learnt to live well with all the world.'
It is a less evil that ignorance should despise than tyrannise.
- Publius Syrus.
God, the true glory of angels, the rare miracle of the
earth, and sole wonder of the world.-Hermes. As no man can tell where a shoe pincheth better than he that
wears it, so no man can tell a woman's disposition better
than he that hath wedded her.-Marcus Aurelius. Beauty in the faces of women, and folly in their hearts, be
two worms that fret life and waste goods. Women that are chaste when they are trusted, prove wanlons
when they are unjustly suspected. Trust not a woman when she weepeth, for it is her nature to
weep when she wanteth her will.–Socrates. Whioso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing.–Solomon. Woman either loves or hates; her affections know no me
dium Publius Syrus.' It is a blind man's question to ask, why those things are loved
which are beautiful. : Women that paint themselves to seem beautiful, do clearly
deface the image of their Creator.Ambrose. Never praise a man for being like a woman, nor a woman for
resembling a man.-Pædaretus. Humble wedlock is better than proud virginity.--Augustine. Marriage, with peace, is the world's paradise ; with strife, this
life's pärgatory. A woman without dowry has no liberty to speak.–Euripides. The Grecian ladies counted their age from their marriage, not
their birth.--Homer. As a jewel of gold in a hog's snout, so is a fair woman with
out virtue. ---Solomon.
As we must render an account of every idle word, so must
we likewise of our idle silence.--Ambrose. A filthy subject defrauds Poetry of her due praise. Advise not what is most pleasant, but what is most useful.
Solon. Actions measured by time, seldom prove bitter by repentance. " As I am Antonius," said the Emperor, “Rome is my city
and my country ; but, as I am a man, the world.” Adultery desires no procreation but pleasure.—Anselm. As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul.—Sophocles. A stranger, if just, is not only to be preferred before a coun.
tryman, but a kinsman.- Pythagoras. Be always at leisure to do good; never make business an
excuse to decline the offices of humanity.-M. Aurelius. Bear, and blame not, what you cannot cliange.--Publius
Syrus. Charity is the scope of all God's commands.- Chrysostomne. Cato said he had rather people should inquire why he had ' not a statue erected to his memory, than why he had.” Christ's coat indeed had no seam, but the church's vesture is
of divers colours.- Ambrose. Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but in being
resolutely minded in a just cause.—Plutarch. Conscience is the chamber of justice.-Origen. Divinity cannot be defined.-Politeuphia.
Depend not on fortune, but conduct. Publius Syrus. Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but deserving
them.- Aristotle. Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.-Socrates. Fortune has no power over discretion.-Solon. Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit.Socrates. Fortitude is the mean between fear and rashness. Fortune dreads the brave, and is only terrible to the cow
ard.-Seneca. He who fears his servants is less than a servant.-Publius
Syrus, He is a worthless being who lives only for himself.— Ibid. He denies himself, who asks what it is impossible to grant.
Publius Syrus. However wretched a fellow mortal may be, he is still a mem
ber of our common species.-Seneca. He threatens many who injures one. Publius Syrus. Hope is a working man's dream.—Pliny.. He is doubly sinful who congratulates a successful knave.
Publius Syrus. It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to
suspect good.-Cicero. It is difficult keeping that which is admired by many.
Publius Syrus. It is a fraud to borrow what we are not able to repay.-Ibid. It is cruelty to the innocent not to punish the guilty.—Ibid. Know thyself.—Chilo. Labour is a mortal enemy to love, and a deadly foe to fancy. Light cares speak, great ones are dumb.--Seneca. Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controuls
yoath, and delights old age.-Lactantius. Moderate honours are wont to augment, but immoderate to
diminish,— Theopompus. Necessity makes war to be just.–Bias.
Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affec
tions are subtle persuaders.-Demosthenes. Of things above we judge from things below; Whence can we reason but from what we know.-Cato. One should make a serious study of a pastime.-Alexander
the Great. Opinion is the great pillar which upholds the Commonwealth.
- Portanus. Prosperity makes friends, and adversity tries them.—Pacuvius. Patience is so like fortitude, that she seems either her sister
or her daughter.--Aristotle. Patience under old injuries invites new ones.--Publius Syrus. Pardon others often, thyself never.--Ibid. Regard not dreams, since they are but the images of our
hopes and fears.-Cato. Remove not the ancient land-marks which thy fathers have
set. Solomon. Suspect the meaning, and regard not speeches.--Socrates, Speech is the gift of all, but thought of few.-D. Cato. Sudden movements of the mind often break out either for
great good or great evil.-- Homer. Success consecrates the foulest crimes.-Seneca. Shame may restrain what the law does not prohibit.-Seneca. So live and hope as if thou would'st die immediately. Pliny. To prescribe physic for the dead, and advice to the old, is
the same thing.- Diogenes. Too much sorrow in a man is as much to be condemned, as
too much boldness in a woman.-—Bias. To be commended by those who might blame without fear,
gives great pleasure.- Agesilaus. Two things ought to be the object of our fear, the envy of · friends, and the hatred of enemies.-Bias. The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.--Publius