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
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Friends are thieves of time.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...