Trust not one night's ice.
George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.
Contributed by: Zaady
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrell to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth Patience.
Source: The Temple, The Church Porch
Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.
But who does hawk at eagles with a dove?
Source: The Temple, The Sacrifice
Pursue not a victory too far. He hath conquered well that hath made his enemy fly; thou mayest beat him to a desperate resistance, which may ruin thee.
Every mile is two in winter.
The house shows the owner.
He that lies with the dogs, riseth with fleas.
The wearer knows where the shoe wrings.
Source: Jacula Prudentum, 1640
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