It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold men's hearts by hopes when it cannot by satisfaction.
Quote by Francis Bacon
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Science is but an image of the truth.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
Friends are thieves of time.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
For also knowledge itself is power.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.