It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically...
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes
Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts: but if he...
Reading maketh a full man.
Read in order to live.
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.