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Be as easy as you can in this world, provided you take good care to be happy in the next.

Live well, and be cheerful.

A man knows no more to any purpose than he practises.

He that doth most at once doth least.

He is a wretch whose hopes are all below.

No great good comes without looking after it.

Gather the rose, and leave the thorn behind.

He who would be rich in one year is hanged at six months end.

Go early to the market, and as late as ever you can to a battle.

The barber learns to shave at the beards of fools.

He who is lucky, or rich, passes for a wise man too.

He commands enough who is ruled by a wise man.

He who reveals his secret makes himself a slave.

Fools grow up apace without any wafsring.

God supplies him with more, who lays out his estate well.

Let me see your man dead, and I will telV you how rich he is.

Men live one half of the year with art and deceit, and the other half with deceit and art.

Do yourself a kindness, sir.—(The beggar's phrase for give alms.)

I was well, would be better, took physic, and died.—(On a monument.)

All row galley-wise; every man draws toward himself.

He who hath money and capers is provided for Lent.

A proud man hath vexation or fretting enough.

He who buys by the penny keeps his own house and other men's too.

Tell me what company you keep, and I will tell you what you do.

He who doth his own business doth not foul his fingers.

'Tis good feasting at other men's houses.

A wise man makes a virtue of what he cannot help.

Talk but little, and live as you should do.


He is a rich man who hath God for his friend.

He is the best scholar who hath learned to live well.

A handful of mother-wit is worth a bushel of learning.

When all' men say you are an ass, 'tis time to bray.

Change of weather finds discourse for fools.

A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt.

The sorrow men have for others hangs upon one bair. t

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.

That day on which you marry, yon either mar or make yourself.

God comes to see, or look upon us, without a bell.

You had better leave your enemy something when you die, than live to beg of your friend.

That's a wise delay which makes the road safe.

Let us thank God, and be content with what we have.

The foot of the owner is the best manure for his land.

He is my friend who grinds at my mill.

Enjoy that little you have while the fool is hunting for more.

Saying and doing do not dine together.

Money cures all diseases.

A life ill spent makes a sad old age.

'Tis money that makes men lords.

We talk, but God doth what he pleases.

May you have good luck, my son, and a little wit will serve your turn.

Gifts break through stoue walls.

Go not to your doctor for every ail, nor to your lawyer for every quarrel, nor to your pitcher for every thirst.

There is no better looking-glass than an old true friend.

The sum of all is, to serve God well, and to do no ill thing.

The creditor always hath a better memory than

the debtor.

Setting down in writing is a lasting memory.

Repentance always costs very dear.

Good breeding and money make our sons gentlemen.

As yon use your father, so your children will

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There is no evil, but some good use may be made of it.

No price is great enough for good counsel. Examine not the pedigree nor patrimony of a good man.

There is no ill thing in Spain but that which can speak. Praise the man whose bread you eat. Keep out of an hasty man's way for awhile, out of a sullen man's all the days of your life.

If you love me, John, your deeds will tell me so. I defy all fetters though they were made of gold.

Few die of hunger, an hundred thousand of surfeits.

If you would know the worth of a ducat, go and borrow one.

No companion like money. A good wife is the workmanship of a good husband. The fool fell in love with the lady's laced apron. The friar, who asks for God's sake, asks for himself too.

God keeps him who takes what care he can of himself.

Nothing is valuable in this world except as it tends to the next.

Smoke, raining into the house, and a talking wife, make a man run out of the doors. There is no to morrow for an asking friend. God keep me from still water, from that which is rough I will keep myself. Take your wife's first advice, not her second.

Tell not what you know, judge not what you see, and you will live in quiet.

Hear reason, or she will make herself to be heard.

Gifts enter every where without a wimble. A great fortune with a wife is a bed full of brambles.

One pin for your purse, and two for your mouth. There was never but one man who never did a fault.

He who promises runs into debt. He who holds his peace gathers stones. Leave your son a good reputation, and an employment.

Receive your money before you give a receipt for it, and take a receipt before you pay it.

God doth the cure, and the physician takes the money for it.

Thinking is very far from knowing the truth. Fools make great feasts, and wise men eat of them.

June, July, August, and Carthagena, are the four best ports of Spain.

The Devil brings a modest man to the court. He, who will have a mule without any fault, must keep none.

The wolves eat the poor ass that hath many owners.

Visit your aunt, but not every day in the year. In an hundred years time, princes are peasants, and in an hundred and ten, peasants grow princes. The poor cat is whipped becanse our dame will not spin.

The laws go on the king's errands.

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