He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.
Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
'Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.
He that will not when he may, When he would, he should have nay.
All persons are not discreet enough to know how to take things by the right handle.
Other men's pains are easily borne.
All music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
Where one door shuts another opens.
Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak 'tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing, that I dislike in sleep 'tis that it resembles death there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep.
The road is always better than the Inn.
I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.
To withdraw is not to run away.
There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true, for they are all drawn from experience itself, which is the mother of all sciences.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
He gives twice who quickly gives. Bis dat qui cito dat.
Unseasonable mirth always turns to sorrow.
Blest be...sleep - a cloak to cover all human imaginings, food to satisfy hunger, water to quench thirst, fire to warm cold air, cold to temper heat, and, lastly, a coin to buy whatever we need.
By the streets of by and by, one arrives at the house of never.
Every production must resemble its author.
Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Every one is the son of his own works.
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