Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
Science is but an image of the truth.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.