Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.
You were used to say extremity was the trier of spirits; that common chances common men could bear; that when the sea was calm all boats alike showed mastership in floating.
O, they have lived long on the alms-basket of words. I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word; for thou art not so long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier swallowed than a flap-dragon.
My meaning in saying he is a good man is to have you understand me that he is sufficient.
So quick bright things come to confusion.
Caliban: As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.
The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.