Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
A proverb is much matter decocted into a few words.
Source: The History of the Worthies of England
You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
Source: Worthies of England,
All rivers do what they can for the sea.
He is rich that is satisfied.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery: but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
Source: The Holy and Profane State, 1642. The True Church Antiquary
A slip of the foot may be soon recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.
Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
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