OVERBURY, Sir Thomas Quotes
(1581-1613), English author
The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry, is like the potato—the best part under ground.
Nay, but weigh well what you presume to swear.—Oaths are of dreadful weight; and if they are false, draw down damnation.
A wise man's heart is like a broad hearth that keeps the coals from burning the house. Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in embers, to make a fire next day.