683. Ill Customs & bad Advice are seldom forgotten.
684. Be not sick too late, nor well too soon.
685. There’s more old Drunkards than old Doctors.
686. Good wives and good plantations are made by good husbands.
687. At the working man’s house hunger looks in but dares not enter.
688. Don’t misinform your Doctor nor your Lawyer.
689. Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty, (or libertinism.)
690. We may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct.
691. Lawyers, Preachers, and Tomtits Eggs, there are more of them hatch’d than come to perfection.
692. The good Paymaster is Lord of another man’s Purse.
693. Some are justly laught at for keeping their Money foolishly, others for spending it idly: He is the greatest fool that lays it out in a purchase of repentance.
694. Man’s tongue is soft, and bone doth lack; Yet a stroke therewith may break a man’s back.
695. He that is of Opinion Money will do every Thing, may well be suspected of doing every Thing for Money.
696. He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
697. Where there’s Marriage without Love, there will be Love without Marriage.
698. He that falls in love with himself, will have no Rivals.
699. By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable.
700. God, Parents, and Instructors, can never be requited.
701. Many a Man would have been worse, if his Estate had been better.
702. Hold your Council before Dinner; the full Belly hates Thinking as well as Acting.
703. Finikin Dick, curs’d with nice Taste, Ne’er meets with good dinner, half starv’d at a feast.
704. When Knaves fall out, honest Men get their goods: When Priests dispute, we come at the Truth.
705. You may be too cunning for One, but not for All.
706. Beauty & folly are old companions.
707. The Golden Age never was the present Age.
708. What pains our Justice takes his faults to hide, With half that pains sure he might cure ‘em quite.
709. Laws like to Cobwebs catch small Flies, Great ones break thro’ before your eyes.
710. Diligence is the Mother of Good-Luck.
711. To be proud of Knowledge, is to be blind with Light; to be proud of Virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.
712. A Child thinks 20 Shillings and 20 Years can scarce ever be spent.
713. He that sells upon trust, loses many friends, and always wants money.
714. A long Life may not be good enough, but a good Life is long enough.
715. The King’s cheese is half wasted in parings: But no matter, ‘tis made of the peoples milk.
716. Felix quem faciunt aliena pericula cautum.
717. Sudden Power is apt to be insolent, Sudden Liberty saucy; that behaves best which has grown gradually.
718. Make haste slowly.
719. He that is conscious of a Stink in his Breeches, is jealous of every Wrinkle in another’s Nose.
720. When Knaves betray each other, one can scarce be blamed, or the other pitied.
721. He that can have Patience, can have what he will.
722. Many Princes sin with David, but few repent with him.
723. There have been as great Souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.
724. Happy’s the Woing, that’s not long a doing.
725. What is a butterfly? At bestHe’s but a caterpiller drest.
726. Le sage entend a demi mot.
727. Philosophy as well as Foppery often changes Fashion.
728. Rob not God, nor the Poor, lest thou ruin thyself; the Eagle snatcht a Coal from the Altar, but it fired her Nest.
729. What you would seem to be, be really.
730. Let no Pleasure tempt thee, no Profit allure thee, no Ambition corrupt thee, no Example sway thee, no Persuasion move thee, to do any thing which thou knowest to be Evil; So shalt thou always live jollily: for a good Conscience is a continual Christmass.
731. Mine is better than Ours.
732. He that lives upon Hope, dies farting.
733. The misers cheese is wholesomest.
734. When you taste Honey, remember Gall.
735. He does not possess Wealth, it possesses him.
736. Many have quarrel’d about Religion, that never practis’d it.
737. Empty Free-booters, cover’d with Scorn: They went out for Wealth, & come ragged and torn, As the Ram went for Wool, and was sent back shorn.
738. Learning to the Studious; Riches to the Careful; Power to the Bold; Heaven to the Virtuous.
739. A house without woman & Fire-light, is like a body without soul or sprite.
740. Tell a miser he’s rich, and a woman she’s old, you’ll get no money of one, nor kindness of t’other.
741. The busy Man has few idle Visitors; to the boiling Pot the Flies come not.
742. A little well-gotten will do us more good, Than lordships and scepters by Rapine and Blood.
743. Wife from thy Spouse each blemish hide More than from all the World beside: Let DECENCY be all thy Pride.
744. Sorrow is good for nothing but Sin.
745. A true Friend is the best Possession.
746. Happy Tom Crump, ne’er sees his own Hump.
747. Hope and a Red-Rag, are Baits for Men and Mackrel.
748. When you’re good to others, you are best to yourself.
749. A Temper to bear much, will have much to bear.
750. God helps them that help themselves.
751. Vain-Glory flowereth, but beareth no Fruit.
752. He that sows Thorns, should never go barefoot.
753. Too much plenty makes Mouth dainty.
754. A Traveller should have a hog’s nose, deer’s legs, and an ass’s back.
755. He is a Governor that governs his Passions, and he a Servant that serves them.
756. Death takes no bribes.
757. One Mend-fault is worth two Findfaults, but one Findfault is better than two Makefaults.
758. Proud Modern Learning despises the antient: School-men are now laught at by School-boys.
759. An innocent Plowman is more worthy than a vicious Prince.
760. 9 Men in 10 are suicides.
761. If you’d lose a troublesome Visitor, lend him Money.
762. Fear to do ill, and you need fear nought else.
763. The Family of Fools is ancient.
764. Little Strokes, Fell great Oaks.
765. Three good meals a day is bad living.
766. Love and Tooth-ach have many Cures, but none infallible, except Possession and Dispossession.
767. Weighty Questions ask for deliberate Answers.
768. Mad Kings and mad Bulls, are not to be held by treaties & packthread.
769. Despair ruins some, Presumption many.
770. Vanity backbites more than Malice.
771. Don’t think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Mens: A cunning Man is overmatch’d by a cunning Man and a Half.
772. As Pride increases, Fortune declines.
773. Don’t judge of Mens Wealth or Piety, by their Sunday Appearances.
774. Heb Dduw heb ddim, a Duw a digon.
775. None are deceived but they that confide.
776. Poverty, Poetry, and new Titles of Honour, make Men ridiculous.
777. Never spare the Parson’s wine, nor Baker’s Pudding.
778. When Reason preaches, if you won’t hear her she’ll box your Ears.
779. A Slip of the Foot you may soon recover: But a Slip of the Tongue you may never get over.
780. Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
781. Tho’ Modesty is a Virtue, Bashfulness is a Vice.
782. Suspicion may be no Fault, but shewing it may be a great one.
783. He that pays for Work before it’s done, has but a pennyworth for twopence.
784. Tis a strange Forest that has no rotten Wood in’s.And a strange Kindred that all are good in’t.
785. Ill Company is like a dog who dirts those most, that he loves best.
786. Virtue may not always make a Face handsome, but Vice will certainly make it ugly.
787. When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to thee, look on his mouth.
788. Great souls with gen’rous pity melt; Which coward tyrants never felt.
789. Changing Countries or Beds, cures neither a bad Manager, nor a Fever.
790. Do good to thy Friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.
791. He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
792. Bis dat qui cito dat: He gives twice that gives soon; i. e. he will soon be called upon to give again.
793. He that by the Plow would thrive, himself must either hold or drive.
794. As Charms are nonsence, Nonsence is a Charm.
795. Neither praise nor dispraise, till seven Christmasses be over.
796. Love your Neighbour; yet don’t pull down your Hedge.
797. He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.
798. Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger.
799. He that cannot obey, cannot command.
800. A Father’s a Treasure; a Brother’s a Comfort; a Friend is both.
801. Honours change Manners.
802. To be intimate with a foolish Friend, is like going to bed to a Razor.
803. He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
804. Who says Jack is not generous? he is always fond of giving, and cares not for receiving. What? Why; Advice.
805. Tis better leave for an enemy at one’s death, than beg of a friend in one’s life.
806. Haste makes Waste.
807. Do me the Favour to deny me at once.
808. Virtue and a Trade, are a Child’s best Portion.
809. Spare and have is better than spend and crave.
810. Don’t go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst.
811. Genius without Education is like Silver in the Mine.
812. Trouble springs from Idleness; Toil from Ease.
813. A good Man is seldom uneasy, an ill one never easie.
814. If thou wouldst live long, live well; for Folly and Wickedness shorten Life.
815. We are not so sensible of the greatest Health as of the least Sickness.
816. Courage would fight, but Discretion won’t let him.
817. Many a Man’s own Tongue gives Evidence against his Understanding.
818. Gifts much expected, are paid, not given.
819. What maintains one Vice would bring up two Children.
820. The magistrate should obey the Laws, the People should obey the magistrate.
821. If you wou’d not be forgottenAs soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
822. A full Belly is the Mother of all Evil.
823. No longer virtuous no longer free; is a Maxim as true with regard to a private Person as a Common-wealth.
824. Pleasure, and then suffers Pains.
825. There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
826. A lean Award is better than a fat Judgment.
827. Silks and Sattins put out the Kitchen Fire.
828. He that builds before he counts the Cost, acts foolishly; and he that counts before he builds, finds he did not count wisely.
829. Not to oversee Workmen, is to leave them your Purse open.
830. He that goes far to marry, will either deceive or be deceived.
831. What one relishes, nourishes.
832. Children and Princes will quarrel for Trifles.
833. Keep your mouth wet, feet dry.
834. Three may keep a Secret, if two of them are dead.
835. He that has not got a Wife, is not yet a compleat Man.
836. A Change of Fortune hurts a wise Man no more than a Change of the Moon.
837. Welcome, Mischief, if thou comest alone.
838. Good-Will, like the Wind, floweth where it listeth.
839. Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou owest, all thou hast, nor all thou canst.
840. Why does the blind man’s wife paint herself.
841. Love well, whip well.
842. Necessity has no Law; Why? Because ‘tis not to be had without Money.
843. Neither trust, nor contend, nor lay wagers, nor lend; And you’ll have peace to your Lives end.
844. Jack Little sow’d little, & little he’ll reap.
845. Patience in Market, is worth Pounds in a Year.
846. The nearest way to come at glory, is to do that for conscience which we do for glory.
847. He that knows nothing of it, may by chance be a Prophet; while the wisest that is may happen to miss.