The average person’s ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
My mind’s my kingdom.
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
It is the lot of man but once to die.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.