From The Wit and Humor of America, edited by Marshall P. Wilder, Volume III, New York and London: Funk and Wagnalls and Company, 1911; p. 424.
BY CAROLINE WELLS
Reward is its own virtue.
The wages of sin is alimony.
Money makes the mayor to go.
A penny saved spoils the broth.
Of two evils, choose the prettier.
There’s no fool like an old maid.
Make love while the moon shines.
Where there’s a won’t there’s a way.
Nonsense makes the heart grow fonder.
A word to the wise is a dangerous thing.
A living gale is better than a dead calm.
A fool and his money corrupt good manners.
A word in the hand is worth two in the ear.
A man is known by the love-letters he keeps.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
Whosoever thy hands find to do, do with thy might.
It’s a wise child who knows less than his own father.
Never put off till to-morrow what you can wear to-night.
He who loves and runs away, may live to love another day.