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It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Some books are to be tasted others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.
It is a poore Center of a Mans Actions, Himselfe.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider.
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.
A man dies as often as he loses his friends.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
by indignities men come to dignities
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Money is like muck - not good unless it be spread.
Wonder is the seed of knowledge
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The virtue of prosperity is temperance the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.
Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
The worst men often give the best advice.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Knowledge itself is power
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.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Knowledge is power.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
I take all knowledge to be my province.
The only really interesting thing iswhat happens between two people in a room.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
For knowledge too is itself a power.
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body and reduce it to harmony.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
The shadow escapes from the body like an animal we had been sheltering.
For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.
As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen so are all innovations which are the births of time.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
By indignities men come to dignities.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
Generally music feedeth that disposition of the spirits which it findeth.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
The virtue of prosperity is temperance the virtue of adversity is fortitude which in morals is the heroical virtue.
Fortune makes him fool whom she makes her darling.