Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.
The surest way to prevent seditions…is to take away the matter of them.
Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it — for them everything must be sought in things themselves.
Ask a counsel of both times-of the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home
The pleasure and delight of knowledge and learning, it far surpasseth all other in nature
A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison
God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
My essays . . . come home, to men’s business, and bosoms.
The speaking in perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love
No man’s fortune can be an end worthy of his being.
[Knowledge is] a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man’s estate.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
Sacred and inspired divinity, the sabaoth and port of all men’s labours and peregrinations.
It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the viruous.
For behavior, men learn it, as they take diseases, one of another