My truelove hath my heart, and I have his, By just exchange, one for the other given: I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss, There never was a better bargain driven.
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact.
The observances of the church concerning feasts and fasts are tolerably well kept, since the rich keep the feasts and the poor the fasts
Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea
In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretoken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have the jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow
Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care
It is great happiness to be praised by them who are most praiseworthy.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage
If you neglect your work, you will dislike it; if you do it well, you will enjoy it
A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.
Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.