When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home, Let him combat for that of his neighbors;... Let him think of the glories of Greece and of Rome, And get knocked on the head for his labors.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
How soon hath Time the subtle thief of youth, Stol'n on his wing my three and twentieth year!... My hasting days fly on with full career, By my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th. Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth, That I to manhood am arriv'd so near, And inward ripeness doth much less appear, That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure ev'n, To that same lot, however mean, or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav'n; All is, if I have grace to use it so, As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free ...at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but ...woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, ...and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »