The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ''satiety.''
Wickedness is its own punishment.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
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Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.