Necessity never made a good bargain.
Think of these things whence you came where you are going and to whom you must account.
By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
You have on hand those things that you need if you have but the wit and wisdom to use them.
O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me.