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We, by our arts may be called the grandsons of God.

Fire destroys falsehood, that is sophistry, and restores truth, driving out darkness.

Nothing is so much to be feared as Evil Report

Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.

To speak well of a base man is much the same as speaking ill of a good man.

Reserve the great matters till the end, and the small matters give at the beginning.

We ought not to desire the impossible.

Many will there be who will give up work and labour and poverty of life and goods, and will go to live among wealth in splendid buildings, declaring that this is the way to make themselves acceptable to God.

Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitude. Pharisees— that is to say, friars.

The motive power is the cause of all life.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.

Our life is made by the death of others.

Movement will cease before we are weary of being useful.