With foxes we must play the fox.
— Thomas Fuller
Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
A book that is shut is but a block.
He that travels much knows much.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
Today is yesterday's pupil.
Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
A good horse should be seldom spurred.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
Better be alone than in bad company.
He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.
A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.
Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
All doors open to courtesy.
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.
Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Poor men's reasons are not heard.
A man is not good or bad for one action.