Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
Shotgunning anybody in this room would be the moral equivalent of killing a car, a...
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.