Six little mice sat down to spin;
Pussy passed by and she peeped in.
What are you doing, my little men?
Weaving coats for gentlemen.

Shall I come in and cut off your threads?
No, no, Mistress Pussy, you'd bite off our heads.
Oh, no, I'll not; I'll help you to spin.
That may be so, but you don't come in.
The cock doth crow
To let you know,
If you be wise
'Tis time to rise:

For early to bed,
And early to rise,
Is the way to be healthy
And wealthy and wise.


For every evil under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none.
If there be one, try and find it;
If there be none, never mind it.
Of all the sayings in this world,
The one to see you through
Is, Never trouble trouble
Till trouble troubles you.
Penny and penny
Laid up will be many;
Who will not save a penny
Shall never have many.
Wilful waste brings woeful want
And you may live to say,
How I wish I had that crust
That once I threw away.
Of a little take a little,
You're kindly welcome, too;
Of a little leave a little,
'Tis manners so to do.

Hearts, like doors, will ope with ease
To very, very, little keys,
And don't forget that two of these
Are 'I thank you' and 'if you please'.

One thing at a time,
And that done well,
Is a very good rule,
As many can tell.
First in a carriage,
Second in a gig,
Third on a donkey,
And fourth on a pig;
Be always in time,
Too late is a crime.

Red sky at night,
Sailor's delight;
Red sky in the morning,
Sailor's warning.
When the dew is on the grass,
Rain will never come to pass.

A sunshiny shower
Won't last half an hour.

For want of a nail
The shoe was lost,
For want of a shoe
The horse was lost,
For want of a horse
The rider was lost,
For want of a rider
The battle was lost,
For want of a battle
The kingdom was lost,
And all for the want
Of a horseshoe nail.
A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy;
All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.


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