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
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
LOVE: He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to...
And I retired isolated in my corner of world again, seeking to understand what is...
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it...