Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider . . . Histories make men wise.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far...
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
Great hypocrite are the real atheists.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and...
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel,...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages, may be preserved through...
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.