Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Miguel de Cervantes
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences.
I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth.
That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
No man is more than another unless he does more than another.
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
Well, now there's a remedy for everything except death.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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