Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
History makes people wise.
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
Boldness is a child of ignorance
Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Knowledge itself is power
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what...
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if...
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds