« ZurückWeiter »
We are usually the best men, when we are worst in health.
Learning is wealth to the poor, an honour to the rich, and a support and comfort to old age.
Learning procures respect to good fortune, and helps out the bad.
The master makes the house to be respected, not the house the master.
The short and true way to reputation, is to take care to be in truth what we would have others think us to be.
A good reputation is a second, or half an estate.
He is the better man who comes nearest to the best.
A wrong judgment of things is the most mis. chievous thing in the world.
The neglect or contempt of riches makes a man more truly great than the possession of them.
That only is true honour which he gives who deserves it himself.
Look always upon life, and use it as a thing that is lent you.
Civil offers are for all men, and good offices for our friends.
Nothing in the world is stronger than a man, but his own passions.
When a man comes into troubles, money is one of his best friends.
He only is the great learned man, who knows enough to make him live well.
An empty purse and a new house finished make a man wise, but 'tis somewhat too late.
MORAL SENTENCES, BY THE FEMALE PHILOSO
PHER AVYAR: TRANSLATED FROM THE LAN
GUAGE OF THE MALABARE, OR TAMULS. GLORY and honour be to the divine son' of him who is crowned with the flowers of the Ati (Bauhinia tomentosa).
Charity be thy pleasure.
Know first one's character, before thou art confident.
Honour thy father and mother.
I One of the gods generally invoked by the Tamuls at the commencement of any undertaking.
Do not walk about melancholy.
To protect is noble.
Avoid what is low.
Be on good terms with thy fellow citizens.
Do not speak falsely.
From the Asiatis Researches.
OTHER MORAL SENTENCES: BY THE SAME
FEMALE PHILOSOPHER. CONTINUAL praise be to the son of him, who is crowned with the flower of Konnei (Poinciana pulcherrima). Mother and father are the first known deity. A good man attendeth religious service. Without one's own house, there is no where a good lodging
The estate of the wicked will be robbed by the wicked.
Modesty is the best ornament of the fair sex.
If one maketh himself hateful to his fellow creatures, he must entirely perish.
Exercise in writing and cyphering is most useful.
See the preceding note.