There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
By indignities men come to dignities.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.