I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting.
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Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without...
Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways
But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail.
Reflection is the business of man; a sense of his state is his first duty:...
I were but little happy, if I could say how much
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he...
A good old man, sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age...
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
Your tale sir, would cure deafness
I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
But here's the joy: my friend and I are one... Then she loves but me...
Having nothing, nothing can he lose.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light...
A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.