Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
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.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
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!
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
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.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.