There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost by not trying.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Knowledge itself is power
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and...
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke...
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man...
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
History makes people wise.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old...
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages...