Sir Thomas Browne
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.
It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.