Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what...
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to...
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
Knowledge is power.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to...
God Almighty first planted a garden.
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
The worst men often give the best advice.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what...
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.