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Our work below is best done when our work above is first done.

Pardon is the most glorious revenge.
Patience is a plaster for all sores.

Peace and honour are the shearers of virtue's harvest.

Pin not your faith to another man's sleeve.

Pleasures that flatter a man sting him to death.

Point not at the faults of others with a foul finger.

Poor man mistakes his passage for his post.
Possession is more tasteless than pursuit.

Precepts may lead, but it is example that draws.

Pride is as noisy a beggar as want, but much more saucy.

Pride, like a wild horse, often throws his rider.

Pride that dines with vanity sups with contempt.

Prosperity gains friends, but adversity tries them.

Punctuality begets confidence, and leads to honour.

Pure religion is a foundation of peace.

Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.

Receive blessings with thankfulness, and afflictions with resignation.

Reckless youth makes rueful age.

Receive not the favours of a mercenary man, for thou wilt never be quit of the obligation,

Religious contention is Satan's harvest.

Remember the dignity of thy soul, and for. get not the talent committed to thy trust.

Remember your end, and let emnity cease; for there is no strife nor contention in the grave.

Reverence the aged, and treat the young with kindness.

Right ends and means make wisdom.
Rule the appetite and temper the tongue.

Saying and doing should be the same man's office.

Self-love is the greatest flatterer in the world.

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Sell not thy conscience with thy goods.

Services neglected make friendship saspected.

Silks and satins put out the kitchen fire.

Slanderers are the devil's bellows to blow up contention.

Sloth is a key to let in beggary.
Sometimes words wound deeper than swords.

Spare when you are young, and spend when you are old.

Speak the truth, and shame the devil,

Spend the day well, and thou shalt rejoice at night.

Sweet languages will multiply friends, and a pleasant tongue will increase friendly greetings.

Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves.

Temperance and tranquillity are nature's best physicians.

That man needs a double portion of sense, who has to guide them which have none.

That man who is above his business may one day find his business above him.

That which may be done at any time is generally done at no time.

The best of men are but men at the best.

The best school for a good life is the frequent meditation upon a happy death.

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.

The best way to see divine light is to put out thine own candle.

The crutch of Time does more than the club of Hercules.

The days of sinful pleasure are the fountains of sad repentance.

The ear is an instrument which the devil likes to play upon.

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.

The gifts of tbe mind are the treasures of God, and he hath appointed unto all men their portion.

The honour of a servant is fidelity, and his greatest virtues are submission and obedi. ence.

The happiness of man consists in communion with God.

The itch for knowing secrets is generally coupled with the itch for telling them.

The man who bridleth not his tongue is an open letter for every one to read.

The man who commits a transgression is from that moment a prisoner to justice.

The man who knows himself best esteems himself least.

The path of virtue is the path of peace.

The root of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and the fruit thereof long life.

The selfish heart deserves the pain it feels.

The slothful man desireth to eat the almond, but he hateth the trouble of breaking the shell.

The smaller the temptation, the greater the sin. .

The soul is the monarch of the frame, therefore suffer not the subjects of thy body to rebel.

The soul's high price is the creation's key.
The surest way to persuade is to please.

The tongue is like a race-horse, it runs the faster the less weight it carries.

The tongue is like a wild beast, very difficult to be chained when once it has broken loose.

The way to live peaceably is for every one to mind his own business.

The wisdom of old men is comely, and the knowledge of the grey head venerable.

There are some who, by their wanton conduct, tempt the devil to tempt them.

There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, when taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

There is nothing uttered in malice, but turns out to the hurt of the speaker.

This life groans when severed from the next

They who duly observe providences shall never want providences to observe.

Those things which we make our idols, God will make our plagues.

'Tis impious for a good man to be sad.

To be angry and sin not is to be angry at nothing but sin.

To borrow a book is to steal it; to lend a book is to lose it.

To err is human, to forgive divine.

Thefts never enrich, alms never impoverish, prayers hinder no work.

Vain-glory blossoms, but never bears.

Vice begins in folly, and ends in repentance.

Vice, virtue, time, and tide, never stand still.

Virtue is a garment of honour, but wickedpess a robe of shame.

Watching for riches consumeth the flesh, and the care of them driveth away sleep.

Wealth without contentment climbs a hill.

What a saint gives to Christ in copper shall be returned to him in gold.

When the bitter comes before the sweet, it makes the sweet the sweeter.

When the power of grace comes in at one door, the love of sin goes out at another.

When thy bed is on straw, thou sleepest securely; but when upon roses, beware of the thorns.

When we consider that our hearts are not

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