Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Friends are thieves of time.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.