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English author and divine
(1608 - 1661)
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Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last part, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
      - Holy and Profane States--Of Fame [Fame]

Jest not with the two-edged sword of God's word.
      - Holy and Profane States--Of Jesting
         (maxim II) [Jesting]

He that will lose his friend for a jest, deserves to die a beggar by the bargain.
      - Holy and Profane States--Of Jesting
         (maxim VII) [Jesting]

A fool and a wise man are alike both in the starting-place--their birth, and at the post--their death; only they differ in the race of their lives.
      - Holy and Profane States--Of Natural Fools
         (maxim IV) [Folly]

The pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.
      - Holy and Profane States--Of Tombs
         (maxim VI) [Forgetfulness]

He is one that will not plead that cause wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience.
      - Holy and Profane States--The Good Advocate
         (bk. II, ch. I) [Honesty]

She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him.
      - Holy and Profane States--The Good Wife
         (bk. I, maxim I, ch. I) [Wives]

A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.
      - Holy and Profane States--The Hypocrite
         (maxim I, bk. V, ch. VIII) [Hypocrisy]

England is a prison for men, a paradise for women, a purgatory for servants, a hell for horses.
      - Holy State, referred to as a proverb

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasts of it, is a devil.
      - Holy State--Of Self-Praising [Sin]

To keep up and improve Friendship, thou must be willing to
  receive a Kindness, as well as do one.
      - Introductio ad Prudentiam [Friendship]

He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.
      - Life of the Duke of Alva [Appearance : Soul]

He ploughs in sand, and sows against the wind,
  That hopes for constant love of woman kind.
      - Medicina Gymnastica (vol. X, p, 7)

It is so far from being needless pains, that it may bring considerable profit, to carry Charcoals to Newcastle.
      - Pisgah--Sight of Palestine
         (ed. 1650, p. 128) [Labor]

Their heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long, that there is no wit for so much room.
      - The Holy and Profane States
         (bk. IV, ch. XII, Of Natural Fools, maxim I)

Generally nature hangs out a sign of simplicity in the face of a fool.
      - The Holy and Profane States--Of Natural Fools--Maxim I

Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
      - The Holy and Profane States--Of Traveling
         (maxim IV) [Traveling]

Rebellion must be managed with many swords; treason to his prince's person may be with one knife.
      - The Holy and Profane States--The Traitor

Too good for great things and too great for good.
      - Worthies [Worth]

An index is a necessary implement. * * * Without this, a large author is but a labyrinth without a clue to direct the readers within.
      - Worthies of England [Indexes]

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