Proverbs Of Heaven
  1. In seed time learn not, in harvest teach not, in winter enjoy not.
  2. Drive not your cart or your plow over the bones of the dead.
  3. The road of excess leads not to the palace of wisdom.
  4. Prudence is a poor beautiful young maid courted by Capacity.
  5. He who acts but desires not, breeds pestilence.
  6. The cut worm forgives not the plow.
  7. Dip him not in the river who loves water.
  8. A fool sees the same tree that a wise man sees.
  9. He whose face gives no light, shall become a star.
  10. Eternity is not in love with the productions of time.
  11. Even the busy bee has time for sorrow.
  12. The hours of wisdom are measur'd by the clock, but of folly: no clock can measure.
  13. No wholsom food is caught without a net or a trap.
  14. Bring not out number weight or measure in a year of dearth.
  15. Some birds soar too high, even when they soar with their own wings.
  16. Even a dead body revenges injuries.
  17. The most base act is to set another before you.
  18. If the fool would not persist in his folly he would become wise.
  19. Knavery is the cloke of folly.
  20. Pride is Shames cloke.
  21. Prisons are not built with stones of Law, nor Brothels with bricks of Religion.
  22. The pride of the peacock is the shame of God.
  23. The lust of the goat is the meanness of God.
  24. The wrath of the lion is the folly of God.
  25. The nakedness of woman is the idleness of God.
  26. Excess of joy laughs. Excess of sorrow weeps.
  27. The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are temporal things suited to the eye of man.
  28. The fox condemns himself, not the trap.
  29. Sorrows impregnate. Joys bring forth.
  30. Let not man wear the fell of the lion, nor woman the fleece of the sheep.
  31. The bird a nest, the spider a web, man enmity.
  32. Neither the selfish smiling fool, nor the sullen frowning fool shall be thought wise, that they may be a rod.
  33. What is now only imagin'd was once proved.
  34. The rat, the mouse, the fox, the rabbet; ignore the roots; the lion, the tyger, the horse, the elephant, ignore the fruits.
  35. The cistern contains not: the fountain overflows not.
  36. No thought fills immensity.
  37. Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will seek you out.
  38. Not every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth.
  39. The eagle never made better use of his time, than when he submitted to learn of the crow.
  40. God provides for the fox, but the lion provides for himself.
  41. Act not in the morning. Think not in the noon. Eat not in the evening. Sleep not in the night.
  42. He who has suffer'd you to impose on him knows you not.
  43. As the plow follows not words, so God rewards not prayers.
  44. The horses of instruction are wiser than the tygers of wrath.
  45. Expect not poison from the standing water.
  46. You can know what is enough without knowing what is more than enough.
  47. Listen not to the fools reproach! it is not a kingly title!
  48. The eyes of water, the nostrils of earth, the mouth of fire, the beard of air.
  49. The weak in courage is weak also in cunning.
  50. The apple tree asks the beech how he shall grow; and the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey.
  51. The thankful reciever bears not a plentiful harvest.
  52. If others had not been foolish, neither should we be so.
  53. Even the soul of sweet delight can be defil'd.
  54. When thou seest an Eagle, thou seest not a portion of Genius. lift not up thy head!
  55. As the catterpiller chooses not the fairest leaves to lay her eggs, so the priest lays not his curse on the fairest joys.
  56. To create a little flower is not the labour of ages.
  57. Bless braces: Damn relaxes.
  58. The best wine is the newest, the best water the oldest.
  59. Prayers plow! Praises reap!
  60. Joys laugh! Sorrows weep!
  61. The head Lowliness, the heart Numbness, the genitals Ugliness, the hands & feet Disproportion.
  62. As the air to a fish or the sea to a bird, so is contempt to the contemptible.
  63. The crow wish'd every thing was white, the owl, that every thing was black.
  64. Exuberance is not Beauty.
  65. Even if the lion was advised by the fox, he would not be cunning.
  66. Improvement makes strait roads, and the crooked roads without Improvement, are not roads of Genius.
  67. Sooner nurse unacted desires than murder an infant in its cradle.
  68. Where man is, nature is barren.
  69. Truth can be told so as to be understood, and yet not be believ'd.
  70. Not enough!
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