If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Quote by Francis Bacon
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
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.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen, or cheaper than that.
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
I hate it when people don't recognize the work of women as being universal, or having any import to the world at large, as opposed to men's work, which is generally tends to be seen as more universal - men's writing about their own experience tends to be put in a broader context.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.