Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the heroical virtue.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one ... the more active and swift the latter is, the further he will go astray.
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Those that lack friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts.
There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his griefs to his friends, but he grieveth the less.
The best preservative to keep the mind in health is the faithful admonition of a friend.
It is left only to God and to the angels to be lookers on.
They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Knowledge is power.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.