Look to your health and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
God has two dwellings one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
No man can lose what he never had
As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
The great secretary of Nature and all learning, Sir Francis Bacon.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.
I have laid aside business, and gone a-fishing.
I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.
Of which, if thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man, then I here disallow thee to be a competent judge.
I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.
Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.
Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so: I mean, with inclinations to it, though both may be heightened by discourse and practice