A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.
Contributed by: Zaady
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
A book that is shut is but a block.
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
But our captain counts the image of God - nevertheless his image - cut in ebony as if done in ivory, and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of Heaven.
Source: The Good Sea-Captain
Birth is the beginning of death.
Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.
Source: Andronicus. Sect. vi. Par. 18, 1.
He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
Source: The Good Husband.
They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.
Source: Of Marriage.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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