Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Opportunity makes a thief.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where...
My friend I consider you my brother. I know we are not blood, and blood...
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of...