Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Quote by John Selden
'Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his...
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs...
Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but...
Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
No man is the wiser for his learning
Old friends are best.
Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
'Tis not the eating, nor 'tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but...
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.
It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I...
Humanity is a Virtue all preach, none practice, and yet every body is content to...
Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or...
Money makes a man laugh
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read...
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are...
A teacher is better than two books.
If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling...