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It is a mean thing to despise unsuccessful merit.

It is a misery to be born, a punishment to live, and a trouble to die.

It is a no good hen, that cackles in your house and lays in another's.

It is a poor dog that's not worth whistling for.

It is a solace to the miserable to have a companion in their grief.

It is a wretched position to be dependent on others for support.

It is all over: I may as well go and hand myself.

It is an absurdity that he should rule others who cannot command himself.

It is an easy task to improve upon an invention.

It is an honourable thing to be accused by those who are open to accusation.

It is as bad to have too many friends as no friends at all.

It is bad to contend about trifles.

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others.

It is best to learn wisdom from the follies of others.

It is better to be always prepared than to suffer once. [Keep oil in your lamps.]

It is better to be born lucky than rich.

It is better to enjoy what we possess than to hanker after other things.

It is better to fly than to remain in disgrace.

It is better to give than to receive.

It is better to satisfy our hunger than to be clothed in purple.

It is better to say nothing than not enough.

It is better to turn back than to persevere in an evil course.

It is but fair that he who requires indulgence for his own offences should grant it to others.

It is cruel to refer to those things which cause sorrow.

It is easier to pull down than to build up.