Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather.
Gravity is the ballast of the soul, which keeps the mind steady.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
Make no vows to perform this or that; it shows no great strength, and makes thee ride behind thyself.
When the flatterer pipes, then the devil dances.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
God makes, and apparel shapes: but ’tis money that finishes the man.
He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived, but lost. God is better than his promise if he takes from him a long lease, and gives him a free hold of a better value.
Topics: Time Management, Life, Time
We would be cowards, if we had courage enough.
The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men.
Topics: Enthusiasm, Men, Success, Passion
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married state.—Look not therein for contentment greater than God will give, or a creature in this world can receive, namely, to be free from all inconveniences.—Marriage is not like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds.
Poor men’s reasons are not heard.
Memory is the treasure-house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
Dwell not too long upon sports; for as they refresh a man that is weary, so they weary a man that is refreshed.
No man who is fit to live need fear to die. To us here, death is the most terrible thing we know. But when we have tasted its reality it will mean to us birth, deliverance, a new creation of ourselves. It will be what health is to the sick man; what home is to the exile; what the loved one given back is to the bereaved. As we draw near to it a solemn gladness should fill our hearts. It is God’s great morning lighting up the sky. Our fears are the terror of children in the night. The night with its terrors, its darkness, its feverish dreams, is passing away; and when we awake it will be into the sunlight of God.
Ingratitude is the abridgment of all baseness; a fault never found unattended with other viciousness.
Business is the salt of life.
Better a tooth out than always aching.
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