The best way to accomplish something is to just do it, and then find the courage afterward.
I will neither yield to the song of the siren nor the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf.
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
The incompetent quickly throws himself into another impressive enterprise in order to escape his responsibility from previous disaster.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.
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.
Love is Natures second sun.
Danger, the spur of all great minds.
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.
Tis immortality to die aspiring.
Fair words never hurt the tongue.
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.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.
Fate's such a shrewish thing.
There is a nick in Fortune's restless wheel For each man's good.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
An ill weed grows apace.
Who hath no faith to man, to God hath none.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
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.
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
Tis immortality to die aspiring, As if a man were taken quick to heaven.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.
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