Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Quote by Francis Bacon
By indignities men come to dignities.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of...
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.