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As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.
 

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.
 

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
[Caution]
 

Beauty in a modest woman is like fire at a distance, or a sharp sword beyond reach. - The one does not burn, or the other wound those that come not too near them.
[Beauty]
 

Better a blush on the face than a blot on the heart.
 

Blessings on him who first invented sleep. - It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak. - It is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. - It makes the shepherd equal to the monarch, and the fool to the wise. - There is but one evil in it, and that is that it resembles death, since between a dead man and a sleeping man there is but little difference.
[Sleep]
 

By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
 

By the streets of "by and by," one arrives at the house of "never."
[Procrastination]
 

Can we ever have too much of a good thing?
 

Commend yourself to God with all your heart; He often rains down His mercies when hope is at its driest.
 

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
 

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
 

Dine on little, and sup on less.
[Prudence]
 

Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
 

Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
 

Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
 

Every man is the son of his own works.
[Heredity]
 

Every man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
 

Every one is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.
[Character]
 

Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences.
 


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