Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.
Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.
When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.
Do but take care to express yourself in a plain, easy Manner, in well chosen, significant and decent Terms, and to give a harmonious and pleasing Turn to your Periods: study to explain your Thoughts, and set them in the truest Light, labouring as much as
Let every man mind his own business.
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be
It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
That's the nature of women not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Delay always breeds danger.
In the night all cats are gray.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
As ill luck would have it.
Ill luck, you know, seldom comes alone.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
I say that good painters imitated nature but that bad ones vomited it.
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works.
There is no love lost between us.
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.
There are only two families in the world, the Haves and Have-Nots.
The pot calls the kettle black.