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
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our...
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
Opportunity makes a thief.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...