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A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

 

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.

 

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. Acorns were good until bread was found.

 

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

 

Anger is certainly a kind of baseness, as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns: children, women, old folks, sick folks. 

 

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

 

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.

 

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

 

But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on. 

 

By indignities men come to dignities.

 

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

 

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.

 

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.

 

Friends are thieves of time.

 

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. 

 

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

 

God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.

 

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

 

 

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

 

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

 

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

 

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.

 

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

 

If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. 

 

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

 

It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self. 

 

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

 

Knowledge is power.

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