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He is at no end of his actions blest Whose ends will make greatest and not best.

George Chapman Topic: Action

Let no man value at a little price A virtuous woman's counsel, her wing'd spirit Is feather'd oftentimes with heavenly words.

George Chapman Topic: Advice

Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.

George Chapman Topic: Advice

Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman Topic: Advice

Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair In that she never studied to be fairer Than Nature made her; her beauty cost her nothing, Her virtues were so rare.

George Chapman Topic: Beauty

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.

George Chapman Topic: Business

His deeds inimitable, like the Sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of Precedent for poore men's facts.

George Chapman Topic: Deeds

So our lives In acts exemplarie, not only winne Ourselves good Names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous Deedes, by which wee live.

George Chapman Topic: Deeds

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.

George Chapman Topic: Extremes

Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.

George Chapman Topic: Flattery

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.

George Chapman Topic: Folly

Fortune, the great commandress of the world, Hath divers ways to advance her followers: To some she gives honor without deserving; To other some, deserving without honor; Some wit, some wealth,--and some, wit without wealth; Some wealth without wit; some nor wit nor wealth.

George Chapman Topic: Fortune

Enough is as good as a feast.

George Chapman Topic: Hunger

'Tis immortality to die aspiring, As if a man were taken quick to heaven.

George Chapman Topic: Immortality

They're only truly great who are truly good.

George Chapman Topic: Inspirational

Black is a pearl in a woman's eye.

George Chapman Topic: Jewels

Who to himself is law, no law doth need, Offends no law, and is a king indeed.

George Chapman Topic: Law

Make ducks and drakes with shillings.

George Chapman Topic: Money

Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies. The gods on murtherers fix revengeful eyes.

George Chapman Topic: Murder

As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.

George Chapman Topic: Obscurity

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