And what's a life - a weary pilgrimage, Whose glory in one day doth fill the stage With childhood, manhood, and decrepit age
He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
No cross no crown.
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
It is the lot of man but once to die.
My mind's my kingdom.
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
Obedience to truth known, is the king's highway to that which is still beyond us
Wickedness is its own punishment.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ''satiety.''
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word satiety
What money creates, money preserves if thy wealth decays, thy honor dies it is but a slippery happiness which fortunes can give, and frowns can take and not worth the owning which a night's fire can melt, or a rough sea can drown
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
My soul, sit thou a patient looker-on Judge not the play before the play is done Her plot hath many changes every day Speaks a new scene the last act crowns the play
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.