Love is friendship set on fire.
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Dive on them and squash them if you must.
Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.
When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
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