All men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave.
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
A wise man’s question contains half the answer.
Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don’t disclose it to your friend.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.