Adversity and loss make a man wise.

A warm January; a cold May.

The advice of the aged will not mislead you.

Conscience is the nest where all good is hatched.

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work.

Adversity comes with instruction in his hand.

A watched clock never tells the time.

If every man would sweep his own door-step the city would soon be clean.

The best candle is understanding.

A willful fault has no excuse, and deserves no pardon. Welsh Proverb Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.

He understands badly who listens badly.