All is well with him who is beloved of his neighbors.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault and truth discourtesy.
Be not too presumptuously sure in any business; for things of this world depend on such a train of unseen chances that if it were in man's hands to set the tables, still he would not be certain to win the game.
By no means run in debt: take thine own measure. Who cannot live on twenty pound a year, Cannot on forty.
Calmness is great advantage; he that lets Another chafe, may warm him at his fire.
Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie; A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame When once it is within thee.
Follow not truth too near the heels, lest it dash out thy teeth.
For want of a nail, the shoe is lost; for want of a shoe the horse is lost; and for want of a horse the rider is lost.
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrell to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.