| Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
| Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
| A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
| Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
| If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
| It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
| People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
| There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
| The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.
| If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
| Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
| The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
| Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
| Science is but an image of the truth.
| Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
| I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
| What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
| But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
| Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
| Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.