Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
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- Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.
- Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
- The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
- 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.
- If you wouldn’t live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.