Nicholas Ling Quotes

  • Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.

    Nicholas Ling, John Bodenham (1722). “Wits Common-wealth:, Or, A Treasury of Divine, Moral, Historical and Political Admonitions, Similies, and Sentences: For the Use of Schools”, p.53
  • Prosperity getteth friends, but adversity trieth them.

    Jonathan BROOKS (Quaker, of Bristol.), Nicholas LING (1773). “Antiquity; or the Wise instructer. Being a collection of ... admonitions and sentences compendiously put together from an infinite variety of the most celebrated Christian and heathen writers, etc. The editor's dedication signed: Jonathan Brooks. A reprint, with minor alterations, of N. Ling's “Politeuphuia. Wits Commonwealth.””, p.197

Nicholas Ling

  • Born: 1553
  • Died: 1607
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