Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Quote by Francis Bacon
God's first creature, which was light.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the...
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Friends are thieves of time.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well,...
Herein indeed consists the excellence of the English government, that all parts of it form...