Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
My mind's my kingdom.
No cross no crown.
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.