As a teacher at Princeton I'm surrounded by people who work hard so I just make good use of my time. And I don't really think of it as work - writing a novel in one sense is a problem-solving exercise.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Travel makes a wise man better and a fool worse.
Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
'Tis skill not strength that governs a ship.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree...
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
All commend patience but none can endure to suffer.
Abused patience turns to fury.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
In fair weather prepare for foul.
If you command wisely you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
If it were not for hopes the heart would break.
If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.
Charity begins at home but should not end there.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at and humbled for...
He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.