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A daring infidel deserves themadman's chain.
A drunkard forfeits man, and keeps the beast.
A faithful friend is a sure defence.
A good cause makes a stout heart and a strong arm.
A good example is the best bell to toll the people to church.
A good paymaster is lord of another man's purse.
A good word for a bad one is worth much, and costs little.
A good conscience sleeps in thunder.
A handful of mother wit is worth a bushel of learning.
A hasty choice makes a long repentance.
A humble spirit is a charitable and quiet spirit.
All men think all men mortal but themselves.
All on earth is shadow, all beyond is substance.
A libertine's life is not a life of liberty.
Ambition is boundless, and avarice insati. able.
A poor freedom is better than a golden ser. vitude.
A private Christian is a public blessing.
A sincere confession of our ignorance is one of the surest signs of our wisdom.
A single fact is worth more than a ship-load of argument.
A skilful cook is more to be feared in the time of health, than an ignorant physician in the time of sickness.
A steadfast faith begets a constant peace.
A wise book is a true friend, and its author a public benefactor.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
An inflexible temper has much to suffer, but little to enjoy.
An unlawful oath is better broken than kept.
As a wild ass is the lion's prey in the wilderness, even so doth the oppressor eat up the fatherless.
A virtuous friend alone remains a friend. Avoid a slanderer as you would a scorpion. Bacchus has drowned more than Neptune. Bad books are the public fountains of vice.
Be kind to all, familiar with few, and intimate with one.
Be kind to thy neighbour in his poverty, and thou shalt rejoice if he is exalted.
Be sober and virtuous when thou art young, and thou shalt be honoured when thou art old.
Believers have a life which death cannot touch.
Better to go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Better to be untaught than ill-taught.
Beware of him who regards not his reputation.
Beware of making a false estimate of your powers, character, or pretensions.
Boast not of thy good deeds, lest thine evil deeds be also laid to thy charge.
By a virtuous emulation the spirit of a man is exalted, and he rejoiceth as a racer to run his course.
By learning to obey, you will learn to command.
By the faults of others wise men correct their own.
Children are certain cares, but very uncertain comforts.
Command your tongue, lest it command you.
Courage without conduct is like a ship without ballast.
Courtesy on one side never lasts long.
Credit not him whose tongue speaketh won. ders.
Crosses are ladders to lead us to heaven.
Death does not always enter into the door he soonest knocks at.
Death is the king of terrors, and the terror of kings.
Death is deaf, and hears no denials.
Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.
Defend your principles as you would your life.
Deliberate slowly, but execute promptly.
Denying a fault but doubles the sin. · Diseases mostly enter in at the mouth.
Diet cures more than the doctor.
Diligence is a fair fortune, and industry a good estate.
Discord is an intruder which all parties should unite in excluding.
Division and contention are upheld by pride.
Double dealing is the index of a base spirit.
Drunkenness is an egg from which all the vices may be hatched.
Duty is ours; events are God's.
Earth's highest station ends in “Here he lies."
Ease and honour are seldom bed-fellows.
Entertain honour with humility, and poverty with patience.
Envy corrodes its possessor, as rust does iron.
Excess and envy consume the flesh and spirit.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn at no other.
Fair dealings seldom lose their reward.
Female modesty is the best preservative of female honour.
Few have found out the secret of being idle and innocent at the same time.
Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent; for if thou come near it thou shalt surely be bitten.
Forget the faults of others, but remember thine own.
From bad air we get our diseases, and from bad company our vices.
Frugality and liberality should be husband and wife.
Gathering of riches is a pleasing torment.
Gentleness disarms the fierce, and melts the stubborn.
Gentility without ability is worse than common beggary.
Get what you get honestly, and use what you get frugally.
Give God the first and last of each day's thoughts.
Give your tongue more holidays than your hands.
Gluttony and drunkenness kill more than the sword.
Glory not in the dishonour of thy father, for thy father's dishonour is no glory to thee.
Glory surviveth good men, for death cannot take their crown.