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?
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
‘Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.