Proverbial wisdom, with preface by B. Jerrold

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William Blanchard Jerrold

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Page 78 - And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
Page 38 - If you have no enemies, it is a sign fortune has forgot you. If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.
Page 39 - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over he is superior : for it is a prince's part to pardon. And Solomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man to pass by an offence?
Page 67 - There is no reputation so clear but a slanderer may stain it. There is no short cut of a way, without some ill way. There is no such flatterer as a man's self. There is no sufficient recompense for an unjust slander.
Page 65 - There are some solitary wretches, who seem to have left the rest of mankind, only as Eve left Adam, to meet the devil in private. The vanity of human life is, like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on.
Page 70 - Tis easy to fall into a trap, but hard to get out again. 'Tis easier to avoid a fault than acquire perfection.
Page 51 - No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
Page 72 - To travel safely through the world, a man must have a falcon's eye, an ass's ears, an ape's face, a merchant's words, a camel's back, a hog's mouth, and a hart's legs.
Page 60 - the best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a'-gley." The Captain's hopes were totally frustrated.

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