A good word is an easy obligation but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
If God were not a necessary Being of Himself, He might also seem to be made for the use and benefit of men
So that we pursue the happiness of this world just as little Children chase birds, when we think we are come very near it and have it almost in our hands it flies farther from us than it was at first
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind
They who are in the highest places, and have the most power, have the least liberty, because they are the most observed
The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.
Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.
The crafty person is always in danger; and when they think they walk in the dark, all their pretenses are transparent.