Going as if he trod upon eggs.
Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Contributed by: Zaady
Everything, saith Epictetus, hath two handles, - the one to be held by, the other not.
As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it.
Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.
Make a virtue of necessity.
The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.
I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.
Women wear the breeches.
From this it is clear how much the pen is worse than the sword (Hinc quam sit calamus sævior ense patet.)
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
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