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A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable d...   Life
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in phil...   Life
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.   Life
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.   Life
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.   Life
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man a...   Life
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.   Life
Acorns were good until bread was found.   Life
All rising to great place is by a winding stair.   Life
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.   Life
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which hav...   Life
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all ...   Life
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.   Life
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whe...   Life
Books will speak plain when counsellors blanch.   Life
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved o...   Life
By indignities men come to dignities.   Life
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have p...   Life
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.   Life
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most a...   Life
Cure the disease and kill the patient.   Life
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to...   Life
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and dr...   Life
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social ...   Life
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to fo...   Life
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fo...   Life
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a littl...   Life
Friends are thieves of time.   Life
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.   Life
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.   Life
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given...   Life
God's first creature, which was light.   Life
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve ...   Life
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good co...   Life
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.   Life
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for the...   Life
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is...   Change
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natura...   Life
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.   Life
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of...   Life
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and...   Life
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older th...   Age
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citi...   Life
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if h...   Life
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.   Science
If thou would'st have that stream of hard-earn'd knowledge, of Wisdom ...   Life
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.   Life
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a s...   Humor
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be pres...   Life
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...   Life
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps...   Life
It is impossible to love and to be wise.   Life
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foule...   Life
It is natural to die as to be born.   Life
It was prettily devised of Aesop, "The fly sat on the axle tree of the...   Life
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for ...   Life
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausibl...   Life
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.   Life
Knowledge is power.   Life
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.   Life
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.   Life
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For...   Life
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows ...   Life
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...   Death
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.   Life
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.   Life
Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small...   Life
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study;...   Life
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.   Life
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.   Nature
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.   Life
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.   Life
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.   Life
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, be...   Life
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.   Life
Opportunity makes a thief.   Life
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fo...   Life
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according ...   Life
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease ...   Life
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not with...   Life
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the bles...   Life
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for grante...   Life
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.   Life
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs ...   Life
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.   Life
Science is but an image of the truth.   Life
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...   Life
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.   Life
Silence is the virtue of fools.   Life
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring ...   Life
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to b...   Life
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.   Life
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.   Life
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.   Life
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselv...   Life
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of...   Life
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.   Life
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their pr...   Life
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.   Life
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.   Life
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.   Life
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to go...   Life
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.   Life
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the affli...   Life
The place of justice is a hallowed place.   Life
The remedy is worse than the disease.   Life
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, bu...   Life
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of...   Life
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number ...   Life
The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.   Life
The worst men often give the best advice.   Life
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.   Life
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks him...   Life
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own obse...   Life
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, ...   Life
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding an...   Life
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the pro...   Life
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune;...   Life
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can se...   Imagination
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.   Life
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for t...   Change
This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary ef...   Life
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds gre...   Life
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a p...   Life
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.   Life
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the hee...   Life
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausi...   Life
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.   Life
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.   Life
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, ...   Life
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.   Nature
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.   Life
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They ...   Life
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.   Life
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.   Life
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.   Life
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud ...   Life
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that im...   Life
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old m...   Life
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for ar...   Life
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution ...   Life