The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and...
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our...
Science is but an image of the truth.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.