Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
A man can never have too much Time to himself, nor too little to do. Had I a little son, I would christen him Nothing-To-Do; he should do nothing. Man, I verily believe, is out of his element as long as he is operative. I am altogether for the life contemplative.
From a poor man, poor in Time, I was suddenly lifted up into a vast revenue; I could see no end of my possessions; I wanted some steward, or judicious bailiff, to manage my estates in Time for me.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.
Thou in such a cloud dost bind us, That our worst foes cannot find us, And ill fortune, that would thwart us, Shoots at rovers, shooting at us; While each man, through thy height'ning steam, Does like a smoking Etna seem.
How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself.