Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically...
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek...
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We...
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
To choose time is to save time.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man...
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the...
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth
Wit without employment is a disease