"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain."
"Life is an incurable disease."
"Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion."
"Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last."
"Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure."
"Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity."