Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair In that she never studied to be fairer Than Nature made her; beauty cost her nothing, Her virtues were so rare.
As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.
Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves t' have his sails fill'd with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his rapt ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
Danger, the spur of all great minds.
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
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