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
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For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
It is natural to die as to be born.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
Friends are thieves of time.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for...