They're only truly great who are truly good.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
He that shuns trifles must shun the world.
Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.