Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright
Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
"Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments."
"Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues"
"Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease."
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.
A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.
Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices