Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe (Very wise is he that can know himself.)
Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed
There's never a new fashion but it's old.
The guilty think all talk is of themselves
She loved right from the first sight
Love is blind.
Murder will out, this my conclusion
By God, if women had written stories,As clerks had within here oratories,They would have written of men more wickednessThan all the mark of Adam may redress.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
Patience is a conquering virtue.
People can die of mere imagination.
The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.
By nature, men love newfangledness.
Nature, the vicar of the Almightie Lord.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.
O yonge fresshe folkes, he or she, In which that love up-groweth with your age, Repeyreth hoom fro worldly vanitee, And of your herte up-casteth the visage To thilke God that after his image Yow made, and thynketh al nis but a faire This world, that passeth sone as floures faire.
Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.
For of fortunes sharp adversitee The worst kynde of infortune is this, A man to han ben in prosperitee, And it remembren, whan it passed is.
Nowher so bisy a man as he ther nas, And yet he semed bisier than he was.
Who so shall telle a tale after a man, He moste reherse, as neighe as ever he can, Everich word, if it be in his charge, All speke he never so rudely and so large; Or elles he moste tellen his tale untrewe, Or feinen thinges, or finden wordes newe.
And therfore, at the kynges court, my brother, Ech man for hymself, ther is noon other.
For thogh we slepe, or wake, or rome, or ryde, Ay fleeth the tyme; it nyl no man abyde.
For out of olde feldes, as men seith, Cometh al this new corn fro yeer to yere; And out of olde bokes, in good feith, Cometh al this newe science that men lere.