Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.
Fate's such a shrewish thing.
So our lives In acts exemplary, not only win Ourselves good names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.
Each natural agent works but to this end,- To render that it works on like itself.
The best way to accomplish something is to just do it, and then find the courage afterward.
Fair words never hurt the tongue.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
Danger, the spur of all great minds.
Let no man value at a little price A virtuous woman's counsel; her winged spirit Is feathered often times with heavenly words, And, like her beauty, ravishing and pure.
Love is Natures second sun.
He that shuns trifles must shun the world.
Fortune, the great commandress of the world, Hath divers ways to advance her followers: To some she gives honor without deserving; To other some, deserving without honor; Some wit, some wealth,--and some, wit without wealth; Some wealth without wit; some nor wit nor wealth.
Tis immortality to die aspiring, As if a man were taken quick to heaven.
Make ducks and drakes with shillings.
Words writ in waters.
Enough 's as good as a feast.
Perfect happiness, by princes sought, Is not with birth born, nor exchequers bought.
Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves t'have his sails filled with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.
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