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They that deny God destroy a man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body, and if he is not akin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
[God]
 

They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
 

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
[Change]
 

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
 

This world's a bubble.
[World]
 

Those friends are weak and worthless, that will not use the privilege of friendship in admonishing their friends with freedom and confidence, as well of their errors as of their danger.
[Friendship]
 

Those that lack friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts.
[Friendship]
 

Time is the author of authors.
[One Day]
 

Time is the greatest innovator.
[One Day]
 

Time is the measure of business as money is of wares; and business is bought at a dear hand where there is small despatch. The Spartans and Spaniards have been noted to be of small despatch, and hence the maxim, Let my death come from Spain; for then it will be long in coming.
[Time]
 

Time, which is the author of authors.
 

To be free-minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meals, and of sleep, and of exercise, is one of the best precepts of long-lasting.
[Cheerfulness]
 

To choose time is to save time.-There be three parts of business-the preparation, the debate or examination, and the perfection; whereof if you look for dispatch let the middle only be the work of many and the first and last the work of few.
[Opportunity]
 

To seek to extinguish anger utterly, is but a bravery of the Stoics. We have better oracles: Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Anger must be limited and confined, both in race and in time.
 

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
 

True dispatch is a rich thing, for time is the measure of business, as money is of wares; and business is bought at a dear hand where there is small dispatch.
 

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
[Truth]
 

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
 

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
 

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
 


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