He that seeketh victory over his nature, let him not set himself too great, nor too small tasks; for the first will make him dejected by often failings; and the second will make him a small proceeder, though often by prevailings.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor.
To choose time, is to save time.
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.