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
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
God's first creature, which was light.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arise from...
I hate life, I hate death and everything in between just doesn't interest me.