A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
By indignities men come to dignities.
If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon.
Knowledge is power.