Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise.
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- I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.
- That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.
- One cause, which is not always observed, of the insufficiency of riches, is that they very seldom make their owner rich.
- Labor, if it were not necessary for existence, would be indispensable for the happiness of man.
- Exercise is labor without weariness.
- You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.