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January 18, 2019
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel. John Quinton
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A good life is a series of joyful meetings and joyful moments.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
A prudent question is one - Half of wisdom.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral ...
Believe not much them that seem to despise riches, for they despise them that despair of them.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
By far the best proof is experience.
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but ...
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but ...
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but ...
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Death is a friend of ours and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.
For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and ...
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Houses are built to live in, not to look on therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
I have taken all knowledge to by my province.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old to win victories over ...
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to ...
If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts but if we begin with doubts, and we are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
In charity there is no excess.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy but in passing it over, he is superior.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
It is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one.
It is as natural to die as to be born and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant perhaps the one is as painful as the other.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is power. Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est.
Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.
Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.
Man, being the servant and interpreter of nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought ...
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Men in Great Place are thrice Servants Servants of the Sovereign or State Servants of Fame and Servants of Business It is strange desire ...
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Natural abilities are like natural plants they need pruning by study.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
Nothing is more damaging to a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Nothing is to be feared but fear.
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the virtuous.
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Read not to contradict and confute? nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in ...
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in ...
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss and commit to memory the one, and pass over ...
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
There are times of pure joy when you wish all human life well.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the ...
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
We read that we ought to forgive our enemies but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
When a traveller returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath travelled altogether behind him.
Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
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