1612-1672, British Puritan Poet
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
Anne Bradstreet – [Authority]

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
Anne Bradstreet – [Wives]

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet – [Adversity]

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
Anne Bradstreet – [Trials]