We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer.
Truth is so hard to tell it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Truth is a good dog but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Truth is the daughter of time not of authority.
Friends are thieves of time.
Many a man's strength is in opposition and when he faileth he grows out of...
Science is but an image of the truth.
If a man's wit be wandering let him study the mathematics.
Next to religion let your care be to promote justice.
It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty or to seek power...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the...
Nature is often hidden sometimes overcome seldom extinguished.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice which the more a man's nature runs to the...
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
Money is like manure of very little use except it be spread.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits but not...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism but depth in philosophy...
By indignities men come to dignities.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast a flat lunch and a miserable dinner.
People usually think according to their inclinations speak according to...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall the desire of...
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Knowledge is power.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see...