Chastity is not chastity in an old man, but a disability to be unchaste.
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
I have done one brave thing - Than all the Worthies did; And yet a braver thence doth spring - Which is to keep that hid
Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way.
Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.
As soon as there was two there was pride
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill
All our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death