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K. Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
Gaelic. Keep out of a hasty man's way for a while; out of a sullen
man's, all the days of your life. Keep your thoughts to yourself ; let your mien be free and
open. Keep something for a sair fit.-Scotch. ' Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee. Keep aloof from quarrels ; be neither a witness nor a party.
Let choler be a common soldier, not a commander.
cured. Liberality is not in giving largely, but in giving wisely. Leave raillery when it is the most agreeable.
Ital.-Lascia la burla, quando piu piace.
of our grandmothers, a talent for raillery became the most engag-
most execution; when our jokes tell the best, or, as the saying is, the cap fits, we enjoy them the most, and then is the great danger, lest, in the tide of victory, we caricature the real (for it is only the truth that wounds) infirmities of our friends, in a way
even good tempers cannot bear, in jest or earnest. Listeners hear no good of themselves. Little said is soon amended. Little boats must keep near shore, large estates may venture
more. Lucky men need no counsel. Lying rides on debt's back. To put off our creditors we have recourse to subterfuges, which, if
not absolute lying, are a near approach to it. Long is the arm of the needy.-Gaelic.
M. Many there be that buy nothing with their money but re
pentance. Make hay while the sun shines. Make a wrong step and down you go. More nice than wise. Modest appearance, good humour, and prudence, make a
gentleman. Make yourself all honey, and the dies will devour you.
Italian. - Money will make the pot boil, though the devil p-in the
Lat. Integer est judex, quisquis non indiget auro.
Nothing should be done in haste but gripping of fleas.-
Nature sets every thing for sale to labour.
taneous produce of the earth is limited, but there is no limit to
the produce of industry. Neither give to all, nor contend with fools. Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.' None so old that he hopes not for a year of life. Never lose a hog for a balfpenny worth of tar. No sweet without some sweat; without pains, no gains. Never sign a writing till you have read it, nor drink wine till
you have seen it.-Spanish.
Ital.-Non cē la peggior burla che la vera.
Out of debt, out of danger.
not what he would have or do. Of money, wit, and virtue, believe one fourth of what you
hear. Overdoing is doing nothing to the purpose. One barber shaves not so close but another finds work, Of little meddling comes great ease. Of saving cometh having. Owe money to be paid at Easter, and Lent will seem short to
you. One ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit. One may live and learn.
Pay as you go, and keep from small score.
Poor men may think well, but rich men may think well and
Ital.-La poverta e la madre di tutti l'arti.
"He whom the dread of want ensnares,
With baseness acts, with meanness bears."
Spanish.—A pobreza, no hay verguenza.
for it is a bitter calamity. Burke has justly observed, that riches
Quality without quantity is little thought of.
Quarrelling dogs come halting home.
See, listen, and be silent, and you will live in peace.--Italian
run away. Sit in your place and none can make you rise. Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must
spend. Spend and be free, but make no waste. Speak little and to the purpose, and you will pass for some
body. Setting down in writing is a lasting memory. Some are very busy, and yet do nothing.
Take time while time is, for time will away.