KETT, Henry Quotes
(1761-1825), English divine
Never build after you are five-and-forty; have five years' income in hand before you lay a brick; and always calculate the expense at double the estimate.
That fame is the universal passion is by nothing more discovered than by epitaphs. The generality of mankind are not content to sink ingloriously into the grave, but wish to be paid that tribute after their deaths, which in many cases may not be due to the virtues of their lives.