10 rules for the good life

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

• Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

• Never spend your money before you have it.

• Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.

• Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.

• Never repent of having eaten too little.

• Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

• Don’t let the evils which have never happened cost you pain.

• Always take things by their smooth handle.

• When angry, count to 10 before you speak; if very angry, count to one hundred.