The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs: Comprising Also a Selection of Approved Proverbs of Various Nations and Languages, Ancient and Modern ...

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G.F. Tuttle, 1857 - 252 pages
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Page 165 - A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
Page 176 - Experience keeps a dear School, but Fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, we may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct...
Page 84 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 65 - And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
Page 141 - Tis the voice of the sluggard ; I heard him complain, " You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again." As the door on its hinges, so he on his bed, Turns his sides, and his shoulders, and his heavy head. "A little more sleep, and a little more slumber...
Page 200 - Offended with every thing that is bright. If we knew how little others enjoy, it would rescue the world from one sin — there would be no such thing as envy upon earth. Never employ yourself to discern the faults of others, but be careful to mend and prevent your own. There is an odious spirit in many persons, who are better pleased to detect a fault, than commend a virtue. The worthiest people are most injured by slanderers ; as we usually find that to be the best fruit which the birds have been...
Page 174 - A little house well filled, a little land well tilled, and a little wife well willed. One year of joy, another of comfort, and all the rest of content.
Page 216 - In the prosperity of a man enemies will be grieved: but in his adversity even a friend will depart.
Page 174 - The wife that expects to have a good name Is always at home, as if she were lame : And the maid that is honest, her chiefest delight Is still to be doing from morning to night.
Page 220 - Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.

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