George Chapman Quotes.
Love is Natures second sun.
I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
Perfect happiness, by princes sought, Is not with birth born, nor exchequers bought.
Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
I will neither yield to the song of the siren nor the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. ‘Tis good to be merry and wise.
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
There is a nick in Fortune’s restless wheel For each man’s good.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
They’re only truly great who are truly good.
Who to himself is law no law doth need; offends none and is king indeed.
Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.
And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
Fair words never hurt the tongue.
Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.
Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman’s counsel.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
He that shuns trifles must shun the world.
Fate’s such a shrewish thing.
Give me a spirit that on this life’s rough sea Loves t’have his sails filled with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air.
An ill weed grows apace.
The incompetent quickly throws himself into another impressive enterprise in order to escape his responsibility from previous disaster.
As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.
The best way to accomplish something is to just do it, and then find the courage afterward.
Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
Let no man value at a little price A virtuous woman’s counsel; her winged spirit Is feathered often times with heavenly words, And, like her beauty, ravishing and pure.
Danger, the spur of all great minds.
Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her Is righted even when men grant they err.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Who hath no faith to man, to God hath none.
We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.