Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest
Compare your griefs with other men's and they will seem less
Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground
Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow.
The belly rules the mind
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward
Even the best writer has to erase
It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands.
A word and a stone let go cannot be recalled
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
Three helping one another will do as much as six men singly