"Life is half spent before we know what it is."
"War makes thieves and peace hangs them."
"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge."
"Good words are worth much, and cost little."
"There is great force hidden in a gentle command."
"There would be no great men if there were no little ones."
"Valor that parleys is near yielding."
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
"Spend not on hopes."
"He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea."
"He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise."
"None knows the weight of another's burden."
"He that lives in hope danceth without musick."
"A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread."
"O Thou who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one thing more-a grateful heart."
"A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt."
"A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit."
"The shortest answer is doing."
"It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush."
"The resolved mind hath no cares."
"Love and a cough cannot be hid."
"Night is the mother of counsels."
"Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path."
"Be thrifty, but not covetous."
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
"The eyes have one language everywhere."
"One sword keeps another in the sheath."
"Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby."
"HELP = H(umor), E-go, edging God out, L-istening, P-urpose."
"Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night."
"Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee."
"He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world."
"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
"Never was a miser a brave soul."
"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."