The proof of gold is fire…
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- Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
- What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.
- Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
- If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
- Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
- He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.