True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.
I am a printer, and a printer of news; ... I'll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so be it news.
Be not ashamed of thy virtues honors a good brooch to wear in a mans hat at all times.
Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.
Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment.
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!
Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.
Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.