O think not, bold man, because thy punishment is delayed, that the arm of God is weakened neither flatter thyself with hopes that He winketh at thy doings. His eye pierceth the secrets of every heart, and He remembereth them for ever...
It is more difficult to be well with riches, than to be at ease under the want of them. Man governeth himself much easier in poverty than in abundance.
If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
Behold the vain man, and observe the arrogant he clotheth himself in rich attire, he walketh in the public street, he casteth round his eyes, and courteth observation. He tosseth up his head, and overlooketh the poor he treateth his inferiors with insolence, his superiors in return look down on his pride and folly with laughter.
The slothful man is a burden to himself, his hours hang heavy on his head he loitereth about, and knoweth not what he would do.
As a camel beareth labor, and heat, and hunger, and thirst, through deserts of sand, and fainteth not so the fortitude of a man shall sustain him through all perils.
Reflection is the business of man a sense of his state is his first duty But who remembereth himself in joy Is it not in mercy then that sorrow is allotted unto us.
Thou, man, alone canst speak. Wonder at thy glorious prerogative and pay to him who gave it to thee a rational and welcome praise, teaching thy children wisdom, instructing the offspring of thy loins in piety.
The noblest employment of the mind of man, is the study of the works of his creator.
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