A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Quote by Francis Bacon
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
It is natural to die as to be born.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
By indignities men come to dignities.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.