They're only truly great who are truly good.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
He that shuns trifles must shun the world.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.
Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.
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