They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
Fortune, that favors fools.
O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?