Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
Quote by Francis Bacon
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Time is the measure of business.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties...
Perish discretion when it interferes with duty