Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
Quote by Francis Bacon
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
For also knowledge itself is power.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...