Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.
When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.
A politician is the devil's quilted anvil; He fashions all sins on him, and the blows are never heard.
Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue.
When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire.
Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.
Men often are valued high, when they are most wretched.
Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty, but is never wise.
For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.
Heaven fashioned us of nothing; and we strive to bring ourselves to nothing.
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