Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study.