C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


That should be maturely considered which can be decided but once.

Old Saying.

  • Consideration, like an angel came
  • And whipp’d the offending Adam out of him,
  • Leaving his body as a paradise,
  • To envelope and contain celestial spirits.
  • Shakespeare.

    Better it is toward the right conduct of life, to consider what will be the end of a thing, than what is the beginning of it: for what promises fair at first may prove ill, and what seems at first a disadvantage, may prove very advantageous.