A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Quote by Francis Bacon
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised...
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
It's normal to shy away from illness and death. It's natural to gravitate toward laughter...
The man that runs away lives to die another day.