Make yourself honey and the flies will devour you.
There are only two families in the world, as a grandmother of mine used to say: the haves and the have-nots.
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
There is no book so bad, said the bachelor, but something good may be found in it.
There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
Thou art a cat, and rat, and a coward to boot.
Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.