An old young man, will be a young old man.
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- Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
- Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
- If you wouldn’t live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
- At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
- If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.
- I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her; and not run about offering her amity to all the world; and hazarding their refusal. Our virgin is a jolly one; and tho at present not very rich, will in time be a great fortune, and where she has a favorable predisposition, it seems to me well worth cultivating.