In the election of a wife, as in a project of war, to err but once is to be undone forever.
This is the fruit of craft, that he that shoots up high, looks for the shaft, and finds it in his own forehead.
Nothing truly can be termed my own, but what I make my own by using well; those deeds of charity which we have done, shall stay forever with us; and that wealth which we have so bestowed, we only keep; the other is not ours.
There is many a wounded heart without a contrite spirit.—The ice may be broken into a thousand pieces but it is ice still.—But expose it to the beams of the sun of righteousness, and then it will melt.
There is no part of history which seems capable of either more instruction or entertainment, than that which offers to us the lives of great and virtuous men who have made an eminent figure on the public stage of the world. In these we see what the annals of a whole age can afford that is worthy of notice; and in the wide field of universal history gather all its flowers, and possess ourselves of all that is good in it.
Manner is everything with some people, and something with everybody.
Virtue itself often offends, when coupled with bad manners.
Lands mortgaged may return, but honesty once pawned is ne’er redeemed.
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