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Men are like wine; not good before the lees of clownishness be settled.

    Author: Owen Feltham

Some are so uncharitable as to think all women bad, and others are so credulous as to believe they are all good. All will grant her corporeal frame more wonderful and more beautiful than man's. And can we think God would put a worse soul into her better body?

    Author: Owen Feltham

The true boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale, our guardian angel quits his charge of us.

    Author: Owen Feltham

We make ourselves more injuries than are offered to us; they many times pass for wrongs in our own thoughts, that were never meant so by the heart of him that speaketh. The apprehension of wrong hurts more than the sharpest part of the wrong done.

    Author: Owen Feltham

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.

    Author: Owen Feltham

Our actions are the springs of our happiness or misery.
- Philip Skelton

    Author: Assorted Authors

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
- Ralph Cudworth

    Author: Assorted Authors

Take heed of jesting; many have been ruined by it. It is hard to jest, and not sometimes jeer too, which often sinks deeper than we intended or expected.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

It is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Make no vows to perform this or that; it shows no great strength, and makes thee ride behind thyself.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

There are heads sometimes so little, that there is no room for wit, sometimes so long that there is no wit for so much room.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

A man is not good or bad for one action.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

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