Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.