Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Many men are melancholy by hearing music, but it is a pleasing melancholy that it causeth; and therefore to such as are discontent, in woe, fear, sorrow, or dejected, it is a most present remedy.
It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.
For idleness is an appendix to nobility.
žIdleness is an appendix to nobilityÓ
Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion
Birds of a feather will gather together.
He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay
England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.
Health indeed is a precious thing, to recover and preserve which we undergo any misery, drink bitter potions, freely give our goods: restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee.
One religion is as true as another
Comparisons are odious.
A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.