Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
Vices are their own punishment.