This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
If you would know what a dollar is worth, try to borrow one. When the dog is down, everyone is ready to bite him. Ask thy purse what thou shoulds't buy. A good example is the best sermon. A silent man's words arc not brought into court. A rich dress is not worth a straw to one who has a poor mind. A father is a treasure, a brother a comfort, a friend is both. A good fame is better than a good face. A young man idle, and old man needy. A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture. A civil denial is better than a rude grant. A nice wife and a backdoor often make a rich man poor. A good paymaster never wants workmen. A good wife and health are a man's best wealth. A man can never thrive who has a wasteful wife. A man of words, and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds. A lass that has many wooers oft fares the worst. A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning. A fool can make money; it requires a wise man to spend it. A wealthy man who obtains his wealth honestly and uses it rightly is a great blessing to the community.
An ounce of mother's wit is worth a pound of clergy. A single fact is worth a shipload of argument. A tree is known by its fruit.
Before thou marry be sure of a house wherein to tarry. Be slow to promise, and quick to perform. Better to be alone than in bad company.
Charity begins at home, but does not end there. Confine your tongue, lest it confine you. Constant occupation prevents tempation.
Daub yourself with honey and you will have plenty of flies.
Deeds are fruit, words are but leaves.
Delays are dangerous.
Dependence is a poor trade to follow.
Despise none, despair of none.
Diligence is the mistress of success.
Diseases are the interests paid for pleasures.
Do as you would be done by.
Do not halloo till you are out of the wood.
Do not rip up old sores.
Do not throw your opinions in everybody's teeth.
Don't run away with more than you can carry.
Don't value a gem by what it is set in.
Do what thou oughtest, and come what can.
Drunkenness reduces a man below the standard of a brute.
Empty vessels make the greatest sound. Everybody's business is nobody's business. Every couple is not a pair. Every man is the architect of his own fortune. Every one for himself, and God for us all. Experience is the mother of science. Experience teaches fools.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
False friends are worse than open enemies.
Forgive and forget.
G od helps those who help themselves.
Good words cost nothing, but are worth much.
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Hear twice before you speak once.
He is a wise man who speaks little.
He liveth long that liveth well.
He loses nothing for the asking.
He loseth nothing that keeps God for his friend.
He plays well that wins.
He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.
He that is angry is seldom at ease.
He that lendeth loseth double (loses both his money and friends.)
He who knows himself best esteems himself least.
He who marries for wealth doth sell his liberty.
He who rises late never does a good clay's work.
He who would reap well must sow well.
Hiders are good finders.
Humility is the foundation of all virtue.
Idle folks have the most labor.
Idleness is the root of all evil.
If you have too many irons in the fire, some of them will burn.
Ignorance is the parent of many injuries.
It is better to do well than to say well.
It is good to begin well, but better to end well.
It is never too late to learn.
It is a wise child that knows its own father.
Judge not of men or things at first sight.
Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.
Least said soonest mended.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
Live not to eat, but eat to live.
Look before you leap.
Look twice ere you determine once.
Make hay while the sun shines. Marry in haste and repent at leisure. Misfortunes seldom come alone. Modesty is the handmaid of virtue.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Never find any thing before it is lost. Never sound the trumpet of your own praise. Next to love, quietness. None so blind as those who will not see. Nothing venture, nothing win.
Of all studies, study your present condition.
One eye-witness is better than ten hearsays.
One is not so soon healed as hurt.
One never loses by doing a good turn.
One ounue of discretion is worth a pound of wit.
Opportunity makes the thief.
Our own opinion is never wrong.
Pay as you go.
Perfection is the point at which all should aim.
Possession is nine points of the law.
Poverty parts friends.
Prevention is better than cure.
Promise little and do much.
Reckless youth makes rueful age.
Seeing is believing.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Show me a liar and I will show you a thief.
Silence does seldom any harm.
Sloth is the mother of poverty.
Sooner said than done.
Spare when you are young, and spend when you are old.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Study to be worthy of your parents.
Tell me the company you keep, and I'll tell you who you are.
Temperance is the best physic.
The more noble the more humble.
The path of virtue is the path of peace.
They love too much that die for love.
Too much familiarity breeds contempt.
Trade is the mother of money.
Two heads are better than one.
When all is consumed, repentance comes too late.
When fortune smiles on thee, take the advantage.
When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.
Where there is a will there is always a way.
While there's life there's hope.
You cannot take blood out of a stone.