That which concerns the mystery of the King's power is not lawful to be disputed; for that is to wade into the weakness of Princes, and to take away the mystical reverence that belongs unto them that sit in the throne of God.
James I of England
Brevity is the soul of wit.
If I were pressed to say why I loved him,
I feel that my only reply could be:
'Because it was he, because it was I'.
Michel de Montaigne
The right man comes at the right time.
Either I will find away or I will make one
Sir Philip Sidney
There are only two things: soul and body. My soul I offer to God and my body to Your Majesty's service, and may it please you to kill me rather than take away the old religion in which I wish to live and die.
Mary I of England
All things are in all.
Not at his picture, but his book.
Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.
And who in time knows whither we may vent the treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores this gain of our best glories shall be sent, 't unknowing Nations with our stores? What worlds in the yet unformed Occident may come refined with the accents that are ours?