Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and this perhaps is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost.
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
That it is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.
No longer virtuous no longer free; is a Maxim as true with regard to a private Person as a Common-wealth.
Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.
If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a temporary victory - sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent's good will.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
Let thy discontents be thy secrets.
Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.