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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.
For knowledge too is itself a power.
For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
Fortune makes him fool whom she makes her darling.
The folly of one man is the fortune of another.
Old wood best to burn old wine to drink old friends to trust and old authors to read.
Reading maketh a full man.
Our humanity were a poor thing but for the divinity that stirs within us.
Histories make men wise poets witty the mathematics subtile natural philosophy deep morals grave logic and rhetoric able to contend.
Wives are young men's mistresses companions for middle age and old men's nurses.
Virtue is like a rich stone best plain set.
All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race nor alienate so much property as drunkenness.
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune for they are impediments to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief.
A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
There was never law or sect or opinion did so much magnify goodness as the Christian religion doth.
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul a sick body is a prison.
Reading makes a full man conference a ready man and writing an exact man.
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit and not when they miss and commit to memory the one and forget and pass over the other.
The best work and of greatest merit for the public has proceeded from the unmarried or childless men.
Reading maketh a full man conference a ready man and writing an exact man.
In taking revenge a man is but equal to his enemy but in passing it over he is his superior.
This world's a bubble.