The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of...
Friends are thieves of time.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the...
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not...
Since September 11th Congress has created the Department of Homeland Security, more than doubled the...