1) God helps those who help themselves.
2) Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
3) I didn't fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
4) I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
5) If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
6) In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
7) Many people die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75.
8) Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
9) No nation was ever ruined by trade.
10) Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
11) Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
12) Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
13) The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
14) Three things are extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
15) Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
16) To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
17) Where liberty is, there is my country.
18) Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
19) Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
Tim Farage is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Texas at Dallas. The views expressed here are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization. You are welcome to comment upon this blog entry and/or to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.