Virtue is the roughest way, but proves at night a bed of down.
Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries.
An Ambassadore is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country, a news writer is a man of no virtue who lies at home for himself.
How happy is he born and taught; that serves not another's will, whose armor is his honest thought and truth, his utmost skill.
Ambassadors are honest men sent abroad to lie for their countries.
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff, at my best value.
In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
By weaker accents, what's your praise
When Philomel her voice doth raise?
Take heed of thinking. The farther you go from the church of Rome, the nearer you are to God.
Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.
Who God doth late and early pray, More of his grace than gifts to send, And entertains the harmless day With a well-chosen book or friend.
Love lodged in a woman's breast is but a guest.
The itch of disputation will prove the scab of the Church.
You meaner beauties of the night, That poorly satisfy our eyes More by your number than your light; You common people of the skies, What are you when the sun shall rise? This was printed with music as early as 1624, in East's Sixth Set of Books, and is found in many manuscripts.
Well building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight.
You violets that first appear, By your pure purple mantles known, Like the proud virgins of the year, As if the spring were all your own — What are you when the rose is blown?
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