If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.