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according actions advance affections ancient APHORISM appear authority better blow body called cause clouds comes common contrary course direction discourse divine Division doctrine concerning earth east especially evil example excellent experience fall force former fortune give greater hand handled heat History honour human inquiry invention judge judgment kind kings knowledge learned less light likewise look manner matter means medicine ment method mind moral motion namely nature object observed opinion particular pass persons philosophy praise precepts present prince principal produced PROVERB rain reason received reference regard respect rest rise rule sails sciences seems sense side sometimes soul speak spirit taken term things thought tion touching true truth turn vapours virtue whereas whereof winds wisdom wise
Página 351 - and Cabalists. But these men do not gain their object; and instead of giving honour to the Scriptures as they suppose, they rather embase and pollute them. For to seek the materiate heaven and earth in the word of God, (whereof it is said, " Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away
Página 312 - of Laws, that they be certain. APHORISM 8. Certainty is so essential to law, that law cannot even be just without it. " For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle ?
Página 243 - turns again on his reprover, whom being now made odious to him he either directly assails with abuse, or afterwards traduces to others. PROVERB. (7.) A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. 2
Página 300 - as it is trivially said, where the sinews of men's arms in base and effeminate people are failing. For Solon said well to Croesus, when in ostentation he showed him his gold, " Sir, if any other come that has better iron than you, he will be master of all this gold.
Página 256 - that they commit not offices or the government of provinces to needy persons and such as are in debt; for peoples, that they allow not their rulers to be too much in want of money. PROVERB. (25.) A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring. 2
Página 306 - least the reputation amongst all neighbour states, as may be well seen in Spain; which has had, in one part or other, a veteran army almost continually, now by the space of six-score years. To be master of the sea, is an abridgment of a monarchy. Cicero writing to Atticus of Pompey's preparation against Caesar, says,
Página 226 - life and actions; such as may be in a reasonable sort within his compass to attain. For if these two things be supposed, that a man set before him honest and good ends, and again that his mind be resolute and constant to pursue and obtain them, it will follow that his mind shall
Página 194 - Nee sum animi dubius, verbis ea vincere magnum Quam sit, et angustis his addere rebus honorem. 1 And surely, if the purpose be in good earnest, not to write at leisure that which men may read at leisure, but really to instruct and suborn action and active live, these
Página 134 - which application and variety of speech, in perfection of idea, ought to extend so far, that if a man should speak of the same thing to several persons, he should nevertheless use different words to each of them; though this politic and familiar part of eloquence in private discourse it is certain that the greatest orators