Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Opportunity makes a thief.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
An excess of courtesy is discourtesy
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.