Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
History makes people wise.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble
Only he deserves power who every day justifies it