The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip.
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.