The common problem, yours,
mine, every one's
Is not to fancy what were fair in life
Provided it could be—but, finding first what may be,
Then find how to make it fair—up to our means.
The cat in gloves catches no mice!
Wise men learn by others' harms, fools scarcely by
Character is easier kept than recovered.
A word to the wise is enough, and many words
won't fill a bushel.
your emotions or they will control you.
Constant dropping wears
A picture is worth a
Lost time is never found
A small leak will sink a
Silks and satins,
scarlets and velvets put out the kitchen fire.