Fortune, men say, doth give too much to many, But yet she never gave enough to any.
Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason? Why, when it prospers, none dare call it treason.
A tailor, though a man of upright dealing,-- True but for lying,--honest but for stealing,-- Did fall one day extremely sick by chance And on the sudden was in wondrous trance.
From your confessor, lawyer and doctor, hide not your case on no condition. [Is this a way of saying that honesty is the best policy?]
When I make a feast, I would my guests should praise it, not the cooks.
Best fishing in troubled waters.
The readers and the hearers like my books,
And yet some writers cannot them digest;
But what care I? for when I make a feast,
I would my guests should praise it, not the cooks.
Five qualities there are wine's praise advancing;
Strong, beautiful, fragrant, cool and dancing.
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