The young always have the same problem how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Young men think old men are fools but old men know young men are fools.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of
Ignorance is the mother of admiration
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves to have his sails filled with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his rapt ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel ploughs air
Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves t' have his sails fill'd with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his rapt ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air.
As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.
Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair In that she never studied to be fairer Than Nature made her; beauty cost her nothing, Her virtues were so rare.
I tell thee Love is Nature's second sun, Causing a spring of virtues where he shines.
He is at no end of his actions blest Whose ends will make him greatest, and not best.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
Let no man value at a little price A virtuous woman's counsel; her wing'd spirit Is feather'd oftentimes with heavenly words.
T is immortality to die aspiring, As if a man were taken quick to heaven.
O what is man Unless he be a Politician?
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.
Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her Is righted even when men grant they err.
His deeds inimitable, like the sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of precedent for poor men's facts.
Poetry, unlike oratory should not aim at clarity..but be dense with meaning, 'something to be chewed and digested
Fortune, the great commandress of the world, Hath divers ways to advance her followers: To some she gives honour without deserving, To other some, deserving without honour.
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
So our lives In acts exemplary, not only win Ourselves good names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.