A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
He that defers his charity 'till he is dead, is (if a man weighs it rightly) rather liberal of another man's, than of his own.
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.