Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
It is natural to die as to be born.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...