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
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
For also knowledge itself is power.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.