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.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
The worst men often give the best advice.