Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Time is the measure of business.
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
Age will not be defied.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even...
The water of the fountain ran, the swift river ran, the day ran into evening,...
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper...