The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
A person dishonored is worst than dead.
Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
He preaches well that lives well.
When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
Thou hast seen nothing yet.
There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
There's no taking trout with dry breeches.