If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
God's first creature, which was light.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.