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Eating too well at first makes men eat ill afterwards.

Let him speak who received, let the giver hold his peace.

An house built by a man's father, and a vineyard planted by his grandfather.

A dapple-grey horse will die sooner than tire.

The best remedy against an evil man is to keep at a good distance from him.

A man's folly is seen by his singing, his playing, and riding full speed.

Baying a thing too dear is no bounty.
Buy at a fair, and sell at home.

Keep aloof from all quarrels, be neither a witness nor party.

God doth us more and more good every hour of our lives.

An ill blow, or an ill word, is all you will get from a fool.

He who lies long in bed his estate pays for it.

Consider well of a business, and dispatch it quickly.

May I have a dispute with a wise man, if with any.

He who hath lost shame is lost to all virtue.
Giving to the poor lessens no man's store.
He who is idle is always wanting somewhat.

Evil comes to us by ells, and goes away by inches.

He whose house is tiled with glass, must not throw stones at his neighbour's.

He who doth not look forward, finds himself behind other men.

The love of God prevails for ever, all other things come to nothing.

He who is to give an account of himself and others, must know both himself and them.

A man's love and his faith appear by his works or deeds.

In all contention put a bridle upon your tongue. In a great frost a nail is worth a horse.

I went a fool to the court, and came back an ass.

Keep money when you are young, that you may have it when you are old.

Speak but little, and to the purpose, and you will pass for somebody.

If you do evil, expect to suffer evil.

Sell cheap, and you will sell as much as four others.

An ill child is better sick than well.

He who rises early in the morning hath somewhat in his head.

The gallows will have its own at last.
A lie hath no legs.
Fools and wilful men make the lawyers great.

Never sign a writing till you have read it, nor drink water till you have seen it.

Neither is any barber dumb, nor any songster very wise.

Neither give to all, nor contend with fools.
Do no ill, and fear no harm.

I sell nothing on trust till to morrow. [Written over the shop-doors.]

The common people pardon no fault in any man.

The fiddler of the same town never plays well at their feast.

The feast is over, but here is the fool still,
There will be no money got by losing your time.

He will soon be a fost man himself who keeps such men company.

By courtesies done to the meanest men, you will get much more than you can lose.

Trouble not yourself about news, it will soon grow stale, and you will have it.

That which is well said, is said soon enough.

When the Devil goes to his prayers, he means to cheat you.

Sell him for an ass at a fair, who talks much and knows little.

He who buys and sells doth not feel what he spends.

He who ploughs his land, and breeds cattle, spins gold.

He who will venture nothing, must never get on horseback.

He who sows his land, trusts in God.

He who leaves the great road for a by-path, thinks to save ground, and he loses it.

He who serves the public obliges nobody.

He who keeps his first innocency escapes a thousand sins.

He who abandons his poor kindred, God forsakes him.

He who is not handsome at twenty, nor strong at thirty, nor rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, wifi never be handsome, strong, rich, or wise.

He who resolves on the sudden, repents, at leisure.

He who rises late loses his prayers, and provides pot well for his house.

He who peeps through a hole may see what will vex him.

He who amends. his faults puts himself under God's protection.

He who loves well, sees at a distance.

He who hath servants, hath enemies which he cannot well be without.

He who pays his debts begins to make a stock.

He who gives all before he dies will need a great deal of patience. " - He who said nothing had the better of it, and had what he desired.

He who sleeps much gets but little learning.

If you would have your business done well, do it yourself.

Tis the wise man only who is content with what he hath.

He is always safe who knows himself well.
A good wife, by obeying, commands in her turn.

Not to have a mind to do well, and put it off at the present, are much the same.

Italy to be born in, France to live in, and Spain to die in.

He loses the good of his afflictions, who is not the better for them.

'Tis the most dangerous vice which looks like virtue.

'Tis great wisdom to forget all the injuries we may receive.

Prosperity is the thing in the world we ought to trust the least.

Experience without learning does more good than learning without experience. YOL. VI.


Virtue is the best patrimony for children to inherit.

'Tis much more painful to live ill than to live well.

An hearty good-will never wants time to show itself.

To have done well obliges us to do so still.

He hath a great opinion of himself who makes no comparison with others.

He only is rich enough who hath all that he desires.

The best way of instruction is to practise that which we teach others.

'Tis but a little narrow soul which earthly things can please.

There is a much shorter cut from virtue to vice, than from vice to virtue.

He is the happy man, not whom other men think, but who thinks himself to be so:

Of sinful pleasures repentance only remains.

He who hath much wants still more, and then more.

The less a man sleeps the more he lives. He can never speak well who knows not when to hold his peace.

The truest content is that which no man can deprive you of.

The remembrance of wise and good men instructs as well as their presence.

'Tis wisdom, in a doubtful case, rather to take another man's judgment than our own.

Wealth betrays the best resolved mind into one vice or other.

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