Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
The best armor is to keep out of gunshot.
Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.