One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Contributed by: Midnights Muse
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
Contributed by: Louëlla
Woe be to him who reads but one book.
Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.
Contributed by: Zaady
Trust not one night's ice.
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrell to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth Patience.
Source: The Temple, The Church Porch
Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.
But who does hawk at eagles with a dove?
Source: The Temple, The Sacrifice
Pursue not a victory too far. He hath conquered well that hath made his enemy fly; thou mayest beat him to a desperate resistance, which may ruin thee.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
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