The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Quote by Francis Bacon
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
The remedy is worse than the disease.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.