Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Knowledge is power.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and...
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
Great hypocrite are the real atheists.
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and...
Boldness is a child of ignorance
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek...
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Fashion is a social agreement. the result of a consensus of a large group of...
The difference between style and fashion is quality.