Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Occasions of adversity best discover how great virtue or strength each one hath. For occasions do not make a man frail, but they show what he is.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
Man proposes, but God disposes.
No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.
Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.
No man ruleth safely but that he is willingly ruled.
Love is swift, sincere, pious, pleasant, gentle, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, manly and never seeking her own; for whosoever a man seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.