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
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
For also knowledge itself is power.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
By indignities men come to dignities.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.