Your noblest natures are most credulous.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Who to himself is law, no law doth need.
And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Let no man value at a little price a virtuous woman’s counsel.
Marriage is ever made by destiny.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
O, innocence, the sacred amulet against all the poisons of infirmity, and all misfortunes, injury, and death.
Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.
Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies.
Danger, the spur of all great minds.
Man is a name of honor for a king; additions take away from each chief thing.
Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects.—Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold; extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,
One passion doth expel another still.
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
Envy is like a fly that passes all a body’s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.
Our lives, by acts exemplary, not only win ourselves good names, but do to others give matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.
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