He who demands mercy and shows none burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass.
Beauty is like an almanack if it lasts a year it is well.
“The covetous man pines in plenty, like Tantalus up to the chin in water, and yet thirsty”.
"He who sends the storm steers the vessel."
"Half our virtue arises from our being out of the way of temptation."
Sins are so remitted, as if they had never been committed.
Satan like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.
That which a man spits against heaven, shall fall back on his own face.
“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”
“Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.”