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Despair gives courage to a coward.
– Thomas Fuller
The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
He’s my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
‘Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
A fox should not be on the jury at a goose’s trial.
Great is the difference betwixt a man’s being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
Old foxes want no tutors.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.
Poor men’s reasons are not heard.
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
Pride will spit in pride’s face.
Abused patience turns to fury.