It is not truth, but opinion that can travel the world without a passport.
Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
[It is a basic principle of a tyrant] to unarm his people of weapons, money and all means whereby they resist his power.
So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth.
The most divine light only shineth on those minds which are purged from all worldly dross and human uncleanliness.
But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.
If all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee, and be thy love.
But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.
Last Update: 6 February 2023
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