Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.