Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
Keep company with those who make you better.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.
Use soft words and hard arguments.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
A full cup must be carried steadily.
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
Where there's a will there's a way.
Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
Death always comes too early or too late.
It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
Still waters run deep.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
A good beginning makes a good end.
The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.
A young man idle, an old man needy.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
Never step over one duty to perform another.
You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.
Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.
Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.
Foul water will quench fire.
Time is the soul of business.
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.