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.
Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.