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Quote Left Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend. Quote Right
Quote Left Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men. Quote Right
Quote Left Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. Quote Right
Quote Left By far the best proof is experience. Quote Right
Quote Left Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order. Quote Right
Quote Left Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. Quote Right
Quote Left Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. Quote Right
Quote Left Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. Quote Right
Quote Left The place of justice is a hallowed place. Quote Right
Quote Left Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. Quote Right
Quote Left Read not to contradict and confute…nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Quote Right
Quote Left I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind. Quote Right
Quote Left The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. Quote Right
Quote Left We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. Quote Right
Quote Left The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green. Quote Right
Quote Left Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books. Quote Right
Quote Left A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. Quote Right
Quote Left Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. Quote Right
Quote Left A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. Quote Right
Quote Left They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Quote Right
Quote Left Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. Quote Right
Quote Left The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears. Quote Right
Quote Left Money is like muck, not good except it be spread. Quote Right
Quote Left Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. Quote Right

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