Men in great place are thrice servants, - servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.
Men’s thoughts are much according to their inclination, 1 their discourse and speeches according to their learning and infused opinions.
My Lord St. Albans said that Nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she is blind, she is not invisible.
Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times, and which have much veneration but no rest.
He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Sacred and inspired divinity, the sabaoth and port of all men’s labours and peregrinations.