Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Men, some to business take, some to pleasure take; but every woman is at heart a rake
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.