The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Quote by Francis Bacon
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
By indignities men come to dignities.
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...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Acorns were good until bread was found.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Opportunity makes a thief.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.