(1590-1640), English historical poet
The fine and noble way to destroy a foe, is not to kill him; with kindness you may so change him that he shall cease to be so; then he's slain.
No violent extremes endure; a sober moderation stands secure.
The true and noble way to kill a foe, is not to kill him; you, with kindness, may so change him that he shall cease to be a foe, and then he's slain.
Nature hath nothing made so base, but can read some instruction to the wisest man.
Praise is the reflection doth from virtue rise; its fair encomiums do virtue raise to higher acts.