No man ever was glorious, who was not laborious.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes.
You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns
Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
There was never a good war or a bad peace
He that's secure is not safe
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Hunger is the best pickle.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Where there's Marriage without Love, there will be Love without Marriage.
Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.