The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
An investment in education gives the best returns.
The objections and reluctances I met with in soliciting the subscriptions, made me soon feel the impropriety of presenting one's self as the proposer of any useful project, that might be suppos'd to raise one's reputation in the smallest degree above that of one's neighbours, when one has need of their assistance to accomplish that project.
Experience keeps a dear school but fools will learn in no other.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.