It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Source: Essays. Of Negotiating
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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
I would live to study, not study to live.
Source: Memorial of Access
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Source: Advancement of Learning, book 2, chapter 7 (1605)
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Source: Essays: Of Friendship (1597-1625)
The wisdom of the ancients.
Source: Title of Work
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.
As is the garden such is the gardener. A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds.
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