WISDOM THE A BOOK OF By LORENZO SOSSO FOR WISE PROVERBS Author of Proverbs for the people Wisdom More than for the the wise babes " who to need we it whom feed it. New York Dodge 220 Publishing Company East 23d Street .

by Dodge Publishing Company . Copyright.iLmflARYofCONGRESst Two CoDies Receivod SEP 0 190/' Copyrrrht ^ Inliy COPY B. 1907.

The present volume contains a numerous lection se- from the author's "Proverbs of the People'' and "Wisdom for the Wise" with the addition of more than fifty new and iginal or- proverbs nozv published for the first time. .


The Is gift that the fool refuses chooses. which wisdom We A all consider find venial vice we congenial.Many Has a delicate suggestion man helped a to ''pop" the question. .

love " to your neighbor. A dole of in thanks. though but a pittance. There would one The The noblest noblest life " the life love of labor. Assists gratitude's acquaintance. If all would practice be no what they left to preach teach.here's In modern little of divinity feminity. .

.They Know only the who full have loved of or haled meaning mismated. about the sin. A Is little every indiscretion man's possession. No Which sin will never need knew acquittal committal. We We always never play think the game to win. Seen through is a a sceptic's prism Religion schism.

of gifts thou Rich. All poor. are through sieve siftedo Some The women are a blessing: others " keep you guessing! Insult not through dreams or indignity old's Youth's benignity. . or proud Death's or gifted.Lament If few the present Fortune's not the past hast.

."Work that is play." neither shirk. and play that is work. The wisdom of life is to Tested in Mammon's crucible To what is Love reducible! 'Tis strange with what asperity We entertain sincerity.

Is certainly Hdom is martyrdom or attended I By any pomp pageant splendid. Too As of many a maidens think in a of marriage journey carriage. Even When the greatest wisdom love in fails even weighing scales. made however out little. However All great.The virtue of not society piety. clay are gods of brittle. .

f^ 5"$* Cunning Those who has are always most cheated conceited. What We glittering generality make of liberality We easily dissever from Performance endeavor A hundred not years one of slight of Make hour Right .Nothing Than can be more hateful friendship turned ungrateful.

. Much Who must he deal in courtesies one every alike would please. 'Tis Than deeper to wisdom to to refrain in vain. Do thou good deeds. presume speak A pigmy dwelling with the giants to Is apt boast of self-reliance.Death To speaks the valedictory or Life's defeat victory. they will and bear in the doing Remember renewing.

By far wealth more than merit The children of the rich inherit. To charge self-love with blindness Is justice but unkindness. . Who speaketh with authority Still speaks with the minority.

'Tis not the makes splendor the of the blade Which enemy afraid. Some With men presume austere to greatness too sedateness. keep slice. . "^ "^ Vain Who is the toil of any not man endeth what he began.^^^ It is Who not only in foxes deal paradoxes. Whenever Be not too you would give advice a liberal.

May better life . There Than is no heavier v/hich fetter that binds a debtor. A little of timidity intrepidity Should temper A better life of laughter hereafter. Upon Vanity the is a peaks of culture vulture.They Who preach of life's amenities profit by its lenities.

to have also things tell. The When foolish are contented by a fool they're represented.The coward still finds may cause to fear near. They Are who seldom spend found life in dancing advancing. Better Than to speak a platitude your not express gratitude. Though danger be never Seek The not stars all wisdom in a well. .


"^ 'Tis The only his reverses speculator curses. Sessions Never see presided cause o'er by hate to arbitrate. greatness The cow were enough soon for h-ire one would the outrun. Always Who the greatest about quack 'tis boasts his practice. There's A many too torments waiting to tongue prone prating. .

had. than a however lawsuit bad. Eve t?* c5* A compromise.God's Until precept fair only was mattered flattered. Is better The rock a sea of faith is founded Upon unsounded The folly of often a jester that fester Speaks words I Pity That the man whose deal in trust is I lawyers justice .

hath she to lend. Is deemed in law Make Much of Adversitya friend. to get to give. To misconstrue veracity sagacity.y This is the law by which To to live " give to get . precious lore It is the wise man's fools folly Which makes melancholy. . If A only given sinner does the occasion not need persuasion.

jT ^ Better a mite of gumption Than mountains of presumption.Give not the praise of meekness To indolence or weakness. . Millions are spent for pride: a pence Suffices for benevolence.

Dilute Love's with some discreetness of sweetness.To Is trust reason to an illusion in confusion. little left in life of Virtue should from be commended descended. With There's genius a disease or blunder wonder. honey-cup . Although vice The The hate hate of of man woman is frightful: spiteful.

The Of cap for all humanity " universal fit is Vanity. Poison is in the chalice Touched by the lips of malice. The road of the friendless Is lonely and endless. a man Effrontery surely never Better Than poor independence royalty's resplendence. .If manners will not make can.

There is a law for each occasion. If death were less procurable seem more Life would endurable. Another No To wind him is good of any sort who steereth for no port.All wisdom Must to be popular learn the art of being jocular. 'Tis when That we toil for seems a guerdon virtue burden. . law for its evasion.


i The charity of Some To sinners would adventure indenture. sign a saint's It would To mask be folly for the rabbit itself in lion's habit.No interdict can leaven heaven. 'Tis fear as much as feeling kneeling. . Compels a sinner's Many Has a seed a worth sowing in proved weed growing.

What's worth worth the cost of gaining Is also retaining. to our how striking! pathos liking.If quality be Nature's still should law rule Then Jacob Esau. Character. God's creatures. not features. How Some true! we cry. Distinguishes Sympathy The should of outrun fleet steeds the sun .

The Is not weathercock the upon the steeple pastor of the people. Why To should it seem surprising find Wealth patronizing? 1^ . We're The always game from sure of winning the beginning. 'Tis That not by mental churning their men increase learning.I hold To kiss it still 'permissable a woman " if she's kissable.

A landmark good protection yields Though fields. placed between two brothers' Man's greatness and endurance Need no divine assurance. .That mountains are removeable Must still remain unproveable.

However A fortune much is not a beggar to choose his lose. alone its A To brave know^ man never pauses cause w^hat valor's is.An Is -K amity convivial generally trivial. any a present man's mystery future Will solve history. . The Is beauty not of a building gilding.

with man a woman minute. . Quickly With is love's a duration reckoned. fountain scorned drink AH men are dreamers dreams of " but a fraction f'ulfill the men with action.We The may die with we thirst once at the brink to of of. second. Many Has a costly jewel used for Folly fuel The Can followers form no of Hypocrisy aristocracy.

7* Think The not all are playthings for boys. oldest dotard hath his toys. "5W t. May he would rather Who would soon lick have honey from cause a thorn to mourn Will enough . Who buys nor sell what pays for what he got not.For every The grainof common sense I are heaps of folly immense.


than Knows things better the seen The Than earth that no worse a water keepeth which in the shadow sleepetif Wisdom And one begat is but and children one twain.however some young in years. is Pain.Men in women opinion are vary. Joy. . But contrary' A fool. .

Many Was an ancient riddle fiddle. vainly pleads O vain pursuit!to angle would not for a fish Which fill the poorest b( gar'sdish. Folly Where sometimes Wisdom an audience draws its cause. solved by Nero's Every Of a one at least a pair outwear fool's shoes must .Too Knows oft the hand neither which wears a glove charitynor love.

n^ . Vain The thought cow to make she was the wisest a laugh. The Oft art which the makes character demeanor gracious makes mendacious. . leaf has pearl will sink where a floated.'Tis Which sorrow more than a jollitytrue proves heart's quality. The A riddle of many a name unnoted. thinks ne'er calf.

. ^ s Man's Is a faith in his futurity bond without security. 3 s The The more 'tis rainbows madden in that the we chase more we race.A woman's even tongue Vulcan can raise more clamor Than with his hammer.

The Life How is a game: few though know none gainsay it. Whether We leave we lead the world or lag behind much as we it find it. to very how play it! .Ignorance Should never misguided be derided. ^ How great thorn their adds folly who richness to suppose the rose.

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. "^ tiX 'Tis The not in haunted most houses carouses. devil Not Are all the Lord's or anointed chosen appointed.The devil laughs who audits Man's mortuary plaudits.

Think That not by and beating wealth of to a drum :hee fame will come. ""5w ^* Truth Of is Truth. irrespective personal invective. .

. "Jw 4$5 We often are indebted To things we have regretted.If lacking it in ability civility. Redeem with Better be poor and needy and Than gourmandized greedy.

Better Than equivocating quarreling in debating. 'Tis The from the wealth of sages world pays folly's wages.When fools a have will come to blows Only fool interpose. . We In clothe both or truth in and fable ermine sable. No Was woman's born to beauty surely die obscurely.

When wrongs are to be righted Law should be expedited.'Tis To nothing find a new or novel a I genius in hovel. When Don't charity extending seem too condescending. What is the world's him who hath derision the vision? To Love whose a affection which ranges Is soon love changes. .


The Is not spirit of negation renunciation. . God Man's weigheth virtues in the not balance talents. his We seldom think are it curious That poets penurious. The Are virtues those that most we nourish to apt flourish.

Instead growing .From Reason every exacts gnomic statement rebatement. Following Is Fortune's calling enthralling. Some To men require the art no schooling learn of ruling. certainly Silence For hath many ways winning wisdom's praise^ Absence makes of many wandei fonder.

filledthe world A single penny a fairly got that are Is worth thousand not The steps are better counted After they are surmounted. When What follyis commended fool can feel offended? ^ The matrimonial function Is often Love's disjunction. .Many Has a stupidblunder with wonder.

Sometimes it too proves expensive To be apprehensive.How To easily waste vice can win within us the good us. . Who Will seeks know the the joy joy of of giving living.

Who Wail sip not the at cup of pleasure overmeasure.God Free loves from hilarity vulgarity. Misfortune The maketh more stumble than the great humble. The Is but creed a which poor needs apology doxologj. .. Why Is men are not more sensible still incomprehensible.

It would the be detrimental to To tiger be gentle . Travel with a an attorney May prove costly journey There To human is no perpetuity ingenuity.Both cowardice and at cunning Are very apt running.

All The women soon discover a way to win lover.It is the Which pinions eagle's dominions. . give it wide The The more more covetous the wish is the grievous dish.


Law Forever with mysterious weaves shuttle rebuttal. rooted Cannot easily .Credulity Society's still fosters impostors. A superstition be deeply refuted.

. This world on is not a boulder Carried God's shoulder. folly growing No No want want of will of will always be opportunity. The The greater less his man's pomposity generosity It is When too late to falter at standing the altar.Some Seem novels called romantic frantic.

t3* "JS Many Would a saint's reflection hardly bear inspection. instigates . "5* "$" That Which cause is seldom moral a quarrel.The spiritof conformity breed some May strange enormity.

a t5* "5* This marrying not for money so May be quite funny. .Some Whose women seem adorable morals are deplorable.

No Can genius stand merely upon cynical Fame's pinnacle.The Is spirit also dutiful beautiful. ^ ^ . Deceit still mantle wears upon her The of dishonor.

A Ere thousand one die of of drinking bitter first w^ill die thirst. The virtue of a woman Proclaims her truly human The The love between still the sexes devil perplexes. To build not to a church or buy it Is sanctify it.Not every every rill becomes arrow a river. its Not leaves quiver. .

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There's Than many things more edifying lying. The devil surely gets his portion Without resorting to extortion.If you're a hero. proves unsurmountable. worms Don't prove by you trample. man's precocity in . We For still hold what fate accountable.. it for the example.

When The some dead lie is resurrected liar is the most affected. . t^ 1^ The The more incredible a the fool's fiction conviction. greater grows Persuasion The will from not wheedle a eye-hole needle.

Not Over even fate can claim of control soul."^ To Is v^ trust to intuition reason's superstition. In Life's great the volume every of leaf Reveals water-mark grief. helps to . man's fortitude Mankind The arm should it never lengthen strengthen.

giving not . honor. In In law love too little much brevity.Because Proves a sword 'tis is pliable not unreliable. of too levity The The gift is not the the donor.

. When going forth go forth to borrow sorrow. Never in 'Tis little use rebelling earthlydwelling.14 He Who buys his life too dearly takes it too severely. Against our ^Afe.


. Dismiss not with impunity The god of opportunity. The rainbows of existence Are always in the distance.Love's greatest price Is sacrifice.

Can gild even . A modicum of sauvity depravity. v$* ""5* The Is but gift the of prophesying of gab lying.The Is road to Fruit Forbidden woefully overridden.

Never Of be pusillanimous too being magnanimous. Disputing Cause and borrowing bitter sorrowing. .r No reason is conclusive reasoner Whose is abusive.

t^ "^ Dissenters The never mention dissention.The Is essence of and all holiness reverence lowliness. folly of .

Plenty Thinks with its bin is full Poverty sinful. May cover deep Connubial Is based on felicity some duplicity.Justice never begrudges to Compassion its judges The mantle of moralityrascality. .

An oath is not an act of in daring. There's truer virtue forbearing. V?* t^ Defeat becomes a noble shun master When teaching us to disaster. A virtuous but inclination ration. Not Needs truthfulness but lying ever fortifying. Provides meager .

. J8 ^ The devil's virtuous a intention Is but in pin-point dimension. Linked E'en to a virtue that is vicious love itself grows meretricious.To-morrow's The wealth cannot outweigh value priceless of to-day. Follydoth Of every stillattend the birth on mortal the earth.


one sells. ". do.A sordid thought Is easily bought. Who Who buys hath always eye eyes too few.$" t^ This adage no learn and to treasure long. Challenge fool do thee . wrong. for him will "^ t^ There is dishonor in detraction sex or Spoken by either faction.

folly envieth sage.The While youth is apt to mock the at age. Sometimes Is worth a an ounce of of knowledge pound college. Each guide-post onward to of correction Points Perfection. That Is God's ways are inscrutable certainly irrefutable. . 'Tis For folly to importune all the giftsof Fortune.

^'The devil converted. 'Tis Who those think who fate trust their all to Chance rules all circumstance. velvet toes. i^i^- .Who Wisdom goeth softly safely goes walks on . He was not all cannot a fool be who blurted." It is Some through what men they instigate in succeed being great.

There are some fashions fools Invent Which wise men come to supplement. They are not always free from care Who dance unto some joyful air. . Friendship who hath two edges Is prone to cut its pledges.

The cap many of folly can be wise fitted and On heads both witted. . To To change bend not always to means to better.ir The Is virtue its of gentility respectability. Better Than the to envy looked of the upon witty with be pity. is not break the fetter.