Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
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Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
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People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid; I figure it's...
But, through the shift of mood and mood, Mine ancient humor saves him whole The...