Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all.
If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
Be neither silly, nor cunning, but wise.
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
He who can have patience can have what he will.
Nine men in ten are suicides.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
He that can have Patience, can have what he will.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Happy's the Wooing, that's not long a doing.
Fear to do ill, and you need fear else.
Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.