The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.
In a discreet man's mouth, a public thing is private.
He that resolves to mend hereafter, resolves not to mend now.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Take heed of the Vinegar of sweet Wine, and the Anger of Good-nature.
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
If you'd be beloved, make yourself amiable. A true friend is the best possession.
He [the Rev. Mr. Whitefield] used, indeed, sometimes to pray for my conversion, but never had the satisfaction of believing that his prayers were heard.
What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
Every other sect supposes itself in possession of the truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong. Like a man traveling in foggy weather they see those at a distance before them wrapped up in a fog, as well as those behind them, and also people in the fields on each side; but near them,
Fatigue is the best pillow. Benjamin Fran
Don't halloo until you're out of the wood.
All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful
I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Frank
Grief for a dead Wife, and a troublesome Guest, Continues to the threshold, and there is at rest; But I mean such wives as are none of the best
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
Humility makes great men twice honorable
Don't you know, that all wives are in the right? It may be you don't, for you are yet a young husband.
Many dishes many diseases, Many medicines few cures.
Virtues, of ...Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
The misers cheese is wholesomest
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
The one who fails to prepare is preparing to fail.
He who will not be counseled cannot be helped.
Take time for all things.
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. Benjamin Fran
No nation has ever been ruined by trade.
The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.
Would thou confound thy enemy, be good thyself.