There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost by not trying.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or...
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what...
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a...
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Men in great place are thrice servants, - servants of the sovereign or state, servants...
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are...
Power is not something that can be assumed or discarded at will like underwear.