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.
Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.