A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Labor diligently to increase your property.
One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
The secret of all good writing is sound judgment.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years.
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person.