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
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
It is natural to die as to be born.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
The remedy is worse than the disease.
By indignities men come to dignities.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.