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.
He that shuns trifles must shun the world.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.
And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
They’re only truly great who are truly good.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.