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The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
It is the lot of man but once to die.
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite’s dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient…
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what…
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
No cross no crown.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ‘satiety.’
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns…
I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
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