Plough deep while others sleep.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Lend money to an enemy, and thou will gain him, to a friend and thou will lose him.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.