Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I’ll not look for wine.
Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.
Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
I do honour the very flea of his dog.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
Talking is the disease of age.
Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.
This is the very womb and bed of enormity.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
‘Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.
Fortune, that favors fools.
Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
Honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times.
O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!
Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment.