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
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Science is but an image of the truth.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...