Take my advice and live for a long, long time. Because the maddest thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die.
Miguel de Cervantes
Let each look to himself and not try to make out white black, and black white; for each of us is as God made him, aye, and often worse.
Faint heart never won fair maiden.
Another thing to strive for: reading your history should move the melancholy to laughter, increase the joy of the cheerful, not irritate the simple, fill the clever with admiration for its invention, not give the serious reason to scorn it, and allow the prudent to praise it.
Building castles in the air and making yourself a laughing-stock.
There is no book so bad...that it does not have something good in it.
Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep.
Sing away sorrow cast away care.
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.