All places that the eye of heaven visits are to a wise man ports and happy havens. Teach thy necessity to reason thus; there is no virtue like necessity.
For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.
Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls.
He is the half part of a blessed man, left to be finished by such a she; and she is a fair divided excellence, whose fullness of perfection lies in him.
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Could I come near your beauty with my nails, I'd set my ten commandments in your face.
Your old virginity is like one of our French withered pears: it looks ill, it eats dryly.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions!