Lend money to an enemy, and thou will gain him, to a friend and thou will lose him.
He that sells upon trust, loses many friends, and always wants money
Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing abatement.
Tis better leave for an enemy at one's death, than beg of a friend in one's life
When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy,
Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Punch-coal, cut-candle, and set brand on end, is neither good house wife, nor good house-wife's friend.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
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