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Soft words are hard arguments.

    Topics: Discretion

Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.

    Topics: Discretion

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.

    Topics: Discretion, Trust

With foxes we must play the fox.

    Topics: Discretion

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.

    Topics: Drunkenness, Money

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

    Topics: Drunkenness

Old foxes want no tutors.

    Topics: Education

If thou wouldst please the ladies, thou must endeavor to make them pleased with themselves.

    Topics: Encouragement

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.

    Topics: Encouragement

'Tis better that thou be rather something sparing, than very liberal, to even a good servant; for as he grows full, he inclines either to be idle, or to leave thee: and if he should at any time murmur, thou mayest govern him by a seasonable reward.

    Topics: Examples, Discretion, Rewards

A good schoolmaster minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.

    Topics: Examples, Education

He that has no fools, knaves nor beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.

    Topics: Family, Foolishness

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