Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.

Bad excuses are worse than none.

All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.

He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.

A man is not good or bad for one action.

He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.

If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.

Be not extravagantly high in expression of thy commendations of men thou likest it may make the hearers stomach rise.

No good workman without good tools.

Good clothes open all doors.

Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.

Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.

That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.

Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.

Despair gives courage to a coward.

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.

We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.

A book that is shut is but a block.

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

Trust thyself only and another shall not betray thee.

If it were not for hope, the heart would break.

'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.

Good is not good where better is expected.

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.

Pride will spit in pride's face.

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.

Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.

Purchase not friends by gifts when thou ceasest to give such will cease to love.