Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
Words are the money of fools.
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.