S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.
Before I translated the New Testament out of the Greek, all longed for it; when it was done, their longing lasted scarce four weeks. Then they desired the books of Moses; when I had translated these, they had enough thereof in a short time. After that, they would have the Psalms; of these they were soon weary, and desired other books. So it will be with the book of Ecclesiastes, which they now long for, and about which I have taken great pains. All is acceptable until our giddy brains be satisfied; afterwards we let things lie, and seek after new.
If thou intendest to vanquish the greatest, the most abominable and wickedest enemy, who is able to do thee mischief both in body and soul, and against whom thou preparest all sorts of weapons, but cannot overcome, then know that there is a sweet and loving physical herb to serve thee, named Patientia.
All who would study with advantage, in any art whatsoever, ought to betake themselves to the reading of some sure and certain books oftentimes over: for to read many books produceth confusion, rather than learning; like as those who dwell everywhere are not anywhere at home.