It is the lot of man but once to die.
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
No cross no crown.
I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ‘satiety.’
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.