To doubt is worse than to have lost; And to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
A willing mind makes a hard journey easy.
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn....
Be wise; soar not too high to fall; but stoop to rise.
Man was mark'd
A friend in his creation to himself,
And may, with fit ambition, conceive
The greatest blessings, and the highest honors
Appointed for him, if he can achieve them
The right and noble way.
Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
We have not an hour of life in which our pleasures relish not some pain, our sours, some sweetness.
You may boldly say, you did not plough Or trust the barren and ungrateful sands With the fruitful grain of your religious counsels.
A diamond, though set in horns, is still a diamond, and sparkles in purest gold.
This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.
Such as ne'er saw swans May think crows beautiful.
What pity 'tis, one that can speak so well, Should in his actions be so ill!
But married once, a man is stak'd or pown'd, and cannot graze beyond his own hedge.
Death hath a thousand doors to let out life.
How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman! It is so seldom heard that, when it speaks,it ravishes all senses.
Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.
From the king
To the beggar, by gradation, all are servants;
And you must grant, the slavery is less
To study to please one, than many.
One grain of incense with devotion offer'd
'S beyond all perfumes of Sabaean spices.
Detraction's a bold monster, and fears not
To wound the fame of princes, if it find
But any blemish in their lives to work on.
He is not valiant that dares lie; but he that boldly bears calamity.
Conscience and wealth are not always neighbors.
Without good company all dainties
Lose their true relish, and like painted grapes,
Are only seen, not tasted.
Virtue, thou in rags, may challenge more than vice set off with all the trim of greatness.
Cheerful looks make every dish a feast, and it is that which crowns a welcome.
0 summer friendship, whose flat-tering leaves shadowed us in our prosperity, With the least gust, drop off in the autumn of adversity.
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