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
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what...
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel,...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
God Almighty first planted a garden.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a...
A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
By 1948, the Italians had begun to pull themselves together, demonstrating once more their astonishing...