Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Mine is better than ours.
Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.
Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.
Half the truth is often a great lie.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
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.
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.
From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the 'Pilgrim's Progress,' my first collection was of John Bunyan's works in separate little volumes.
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.
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