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...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
Time is the measure of business.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Friends are thieves of time.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
Life has so many great options but you don't have to pick what seems to...