A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
There is nothing in the world I hold in greater horror than to see a body moving against its head: and I shall be very careful not to ally myself with such a monster.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
The name of a successor is like the tolling of my own death-bell!
This day died a man with much wit and very little judgment.
Kings were wont to honour philosophers; but if I had such I would honour them as angels that should have such purity in them that they would not seek when they are the second to be the first, and when they are third to be the second.
The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
Let the good service of well-deservers be never rewarded with loss. Let their thanks be such as may encourage more strivers for the like.
If our web be framed with rotten handles, when our loom is well nigh done, our work is new to begin. God send the weaver true prentices again, and let them be denizens.