As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
But you think that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning?
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices: so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.