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Handle your tools without mittens.
[Work]
 

Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
[Happiness]
 

Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
[One Day]
 

Hast thou virtue? Acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.
[Virtue]
 

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
[Being]
 

He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
 

He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.
 

He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
[Quarrels]
 

He that can have patience can have what he will.
[Patience]
 

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
[Rest]
 

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
 

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
 

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
[Introspection]
 

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
 

He that hath a trade hath an estate; and he that hath a calling hath a place of profit and honor. A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
 

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
 

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
[Business]
 

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
[Hope]
 

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
 

He that rises late must trot all day.
 


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