Absence -- that common cure of love.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
Category: Acting And Actors
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Category: Aid And Assistance
Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
Category: Coward And Cowardice
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Death eats up all things, both the young lamb and old sheep; and I have heard our parson say, death values a prince no more than a clown; all's fish that comes to his net; he throws at all, and sweeps stakes; he's no mower that takes a nap at noon-day, but drives on, fair weather or foul, and cuts down the green grass as well as the ripe corn: he's neither squeamish nor queesy-stomach d, for he swallows without chewing, and crams down all things into his ungracious maw; and you can see no belly he has, he has a confounded dropsy, and thirsts after men's lives, which he gurgles down like mother's milk.
Category: Death And Dying