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Aphorisms have never seduced anybody, but they have fooled some into considering themselves worldly-wise.
Who does not see that heresies have some time prevailed, that reforms have already taken place? All this worldly wisdom might be r ...
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
Lord, when the wise men came from far,
Led to thy cradle by a star,
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Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes,
Observe her labours, sluggard, and be wise.
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way ...
Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl;
If the bowl had been stronger,
My story would have been longer.
To become wise you have to want to experience certain experiences, and so to run into their open jaws. This is very dangerous, to ...
A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
Then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
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