Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
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- Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
- Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
- I would live to study, and not study to live.
- Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
- Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
- For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.