Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.