Never ask God to give you anything; ask Him to put you where things are.
Respect for one's parents is the highest duty of civil life.
Pray to God, but hammer away.
Persuasion is better than force.
Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.
Opportunity seldom knocks twice.
No friendship can survive the gift of gold.
Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing.
Opportunities may come but they never linger.
Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.