Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be.
...in this way the structure of the universe- I mean, of the heavens and the earth and the whole world- was arranged by one harmony through the blending of the most opposite principles.
Aristotle suggests that the rotating Earth was a generally accepted tenet of Pythagorism: "While most of those who hold that the whole heaven is finite say that the earth lies at the center, the philosophers of Italy, the so-called Pythagoreans, assert the contrary. They say that in the middle there
The shape of the heaven is of necessity spherical; for that is the shape most appropriate to its substance and also by nature primary.
Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,But bad mortality o'ersways their power,How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
Men in rage strike those that wish them best.
If the masses can love without knowing why, they also hate without much foundation.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
A good heart is the sun and the moon; or, rather, the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes.
Keep thy friendUnder thy own life's key.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear.
Where the greater malady is fixed,The lesser is scarce felt.
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.
He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter.
Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.
Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low.
I will chide no breather in the world but myself, against whom I know most faults.
Tis often seenAdoption strives with nature; and choice breedsA native slip to us from foreign lands.
Blessed are the peacemakers on earth.
Thou canst not speak of thou dost not feel.
His worst fault is, he's given to prayer; he is something peevish that way.
All that glitters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life has sold But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold Had you been as wise as bold, Your in limbs, in judgment old, Your answer had not been in'scroll'd Fare you well: your suit is cold.' Cold, indeed, and l