Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.
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- Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
- Would you live with ease, do what you should, and not what you please. Success has ruined many a man.
- It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
- No nation was ever ruined by trade.
- He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
- Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.