Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Quote by Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon Quotes
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
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.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.
King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
To be able to sit in Donald Trump's apartment and talk about the future of corporate real estate was amazing.
And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.
My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.