A Wise Man Sees As Much As He Ought, Not As Much As He Can. -- Montaigne
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
-- Michael de Montaigne (1533-1592) -- Essays, Book i, Chap. xxxviii, Of Solitude...
Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write. -- Trollope
I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in.
A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. -- Samuel Johnso
Lampis, the sea commander, being asked how he got his wealth, answered, "My greatest estate I gained easily enough, but the smaller slowly and with much labour.
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Whether an Aged Man ought to meddle in State Affai...
The job of a Dean is to raise as much money as he can, then spend it as fast as he can.
But, he's MUCH cuter when he pouts.