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
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Reading maketh a full man.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
Good questions outrank easy answers.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
He that defers his charity until he is dead is, if a man weighs it...
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
The place of justice is a hallowed place
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.