Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
God's first creature, which was light.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.