Be calm in arguing: for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
Woe be to him that reads but one book.
But I am lost in flesh, whose sugared lies,Still mock me and grow bold:Sure thou didst put a mind there, if I couldFind where it lies.
Man is no star, but a quick coalOf mortal fire:Who blows it not, nor doth controlA faint desire,
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,The bridal of the earth and sky;The dew shall weep thy fall tonight,For thou must die.
Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it?
Love is swift of foot; Love's a man of war.
Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,Guiltie of dust and sin.
For if I wimp my wing on thine. Affliction shall advance the flight in me.
That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust.
Death used to be an executioner, but the gospel has made him just a gardner.
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
Be thrifty, but not covetous.
Night is the mother of counsels.
With customes wee live well, but Lawes undoe us.
The offender never pardons.
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
Every path hath a puddle.
A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
Woe to the house where there is no chiding.
The best mirror is an old friend.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Where there is peace, God is.
He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.
If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Better the feet slip then the tongue.
Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart!
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
He is not poore that hath little, but he that desireth much.
The eyes have one language everywhere.
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.