Big ship may venture more,
But little boat should keep near shore.
Creditors have better
memories than debtors.
A ploughman on his legs
is higher than a gentleman on
Beauty without virtue is
a flower without perfume.
God helps them that help
For one poor person there
are a hundred indigent.
Pride breakfasted with
plenty, dined with poverty and
supped with infancy.
Sleeping fox catches no
If the blind lead the
blind, both shall fall into the
When you run in debt:
You give to another power over your liberty.
He that lives only on
hope will die fasting.
When the well's dry, they
know the worth of water.
It is much easier to
suppress the first desire than to satisfy all
that follow it.
easier to build two chimneys than to keep one
They that won't be counselled, can't be helped.
Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
He that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.
It is truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to
swell in order to equal the ox.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
If you love life, do not squander time, for that's the stuff life
is made of.
Early to bed
and early to rise
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.