The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
To be a man’s own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody’s.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.