As an instrument for practical action law is responsive to the wisdom of its time which may be wrong but it carries forward sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion a memory of received values.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.
Do not wait the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand and...
War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
Deceive not thy physician confessor nor lawyer.
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff...
In conversation humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
Take all that is given whether wealth love or language nothing comes by...
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine or enjoy friendship love or life.
Living well is the best revenge.