The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Quote by Francis Bacon
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Opportunity makes a thief.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never...
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like...
An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every...