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Talking is the disease of age.
– Ben Jonson
Fortune, that favors fools.
Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I’ll not look for wine.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.
Honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times.
Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
This is the very womb and bed of enormity.
I do honour the very flea of his dog.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.
Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.