Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Contributed by: Zaady
Nothing is to be feared but fear.
Of perfidious friends: 'We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.'
Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good Fortune deceived not
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
I knew a wise man that had it for a by-word, when he saw men hasten to a conclusion, "Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner."
Source: Essays. Of Dispatch
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
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