It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.
All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
All men would be tyrants if they could.
In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled.
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.
He that is rich is wise.
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