RAY (also spelled WRAY), John Quotes
(1627-1705), English naturalist and collector of proverbs
Never meet trouble half way.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
They who scatter with one hand, gather with two, not always in coin, but in kind. Nothing multiplies so much as kindness.
A talkative person runs himself into great inconveniences by babbling out his own and other's secrets.
Two of a trade seldom agree.
He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself in his own ink.