When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and...
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
God's first creature, which was light.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.