Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.