He who demands mercy and shows none burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass.

“The covetous man pines in plenty, like Tantalus up to the chin in water, and yet thirsty”.

Satan like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.

“The ambitious climbs up high and perilous stairs, and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall”