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Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Knowledge is power.
For knowledge itself is power.


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"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason." Make picture quote!
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." Make picture quote!
"Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws." Make picture quote!
"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider." Make picture quote!
"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New." Make picture quote!
"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes." Make picture quote!
"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory." Make picture quote!
"People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom." Make picture quote!
"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors." Make picture quote!
"Opportunity makes a thief." Make picture quote!
"Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing." Make picture quote!
"Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety." Make picture quote!
"Rebellions of the belly are the worst." Make picture quote!
"Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice." Make picture quote!
"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." Make picture quote!
"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished." Make picture quote!
"Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience." Make picture quote!
"Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread." Make picture quote!
"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use." Make picture quote!
"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy." Make picture quote!
"Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge and human power are synonymous." Make picture quote!
"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse." Make picture quote!
"Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise." Make picture quote!
"The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable." Make picture quote!
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses." Make picture quote!
"Wise men make more opportunities than they find." Make picture quote!
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." Make picture quote!
"Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much." Make picture quote!
"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul." Make picture quote!
"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative." Make picture quote!
"What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer." Make picture quote!
"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her." Make picture quote!
"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Make picture quote!
"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall." Make picture quote!
"It is natural to die as to be born." Make picture quote!
"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express." Make picture quote!
"Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability." Make picture quote!
"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience." Make picture quote!
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." Make picture quote!
"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God." Make picture quote!
"Silence is the virtue of fools." Make picture quote!
"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom." Make picture quote!
"Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt." Make picture quote!
"Science is but an image of the truth." Make picture quote!
"Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress." Make picture quote!
"The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied." Make picture quote!
"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time." Make picture quote!
"Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue." Make picture quote!
"Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall." Make picture quote!
"I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death." Make picture quote!
"For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages." Make picture quote!
"Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid." Make picture quote!
"Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order." Make picture quote!
"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable." Make picture quote!
"Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter." Make picture quote!
"By indignities men come to dignities." Make picture quote!
"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom." Make picture quote!
"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite." Make picture quote!
"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." Make picture quote!
"Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time." Make picture quote!
"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Acorns were good until bread was found." Make picture quote!
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." Make picture quote!
"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open." Make picture quote!
"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green." Make picture quote!
"A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it." Make picture quote!
"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." Make picture quote!
"But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about." Make picture quote!
"It is impossible to love and to be wise." Make picture quote!
"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other." Make picture quote!
"It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral." Make picture quote!
"It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self." Make picture quote!
"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior." Make picture quote!
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Make picture quote!
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." Make picture quote!
"If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us." Make picture quote!
"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics." Make picture quote!
"Friends are thieves of time." Make picture quote!
"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world." Make picture quote!
"A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner." Make picture quote!
"Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity." Make picture quote!
"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper." Make picture quote!
"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator." Make picture quote!
"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief." Make picture quote!
"He that hath knowledge spareth his words." Make picture quote!
"He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other." Make picture quote!
"Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again." Make picture quote!
"God's first creature, which was light." Make picture quote!
"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave." Make picture quote!
"God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires." Make picture quote!
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties." Make picture quote!
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am." Make picture quote!
"The remedy is worse than the disease." Make picture quote!
"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool." Make picture quote!
"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships." Make picture quote!
"The worst men often give the best advice." Make picture quote!
"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate." Make picture quote!
"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding." Make picture quote!
"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses." Make picture quote!
"There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health." Make picture quote!
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." Make picture quote!
"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying." Make picture quote!
"Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible." Make picture quote!
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." Make picture quote!
"They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils." Make picture quote!
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly." Make picture quote!
"This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." Make picture quote!
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience." Make picture quote!
"Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion." Make picture quote!
"Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out." Make picture quote!
"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible." Make picture quote!
"Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority." Make picture quote!
"Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set." Make picture quote!
"We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do." Make picture quote!
"There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self." Make picture quote!
"The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon." Make picture quote!
"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil." Make picture quote!
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." Make picture quote!
"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." Make picture quote!
"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little." Make picture quote!
"The place of justice is a hallowed place." Make picture quote!
"A wise man makes more opportunities than he finds. " Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Make picture quote!
"For knowledge, too, is itself power." Make picture quote!
"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them." Make picture quote!
"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted. " Make picture quote!
"It is impossible to love and be wise." Make picture quote!
"In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues." Make picture quote!
"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy but in passing it over, he is superior." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect." Make picture quote!
"Knowledge is a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate." Make picture quote!
"Men in Great Place are thrice Servants Servants of the Sovereign or State Servants of Fame and Servants of Business It is strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty." Make picture quote!
"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out." Make picture quote!
"Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." Make picture quote!
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention." Make picture quote!
"There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals." Make picture quote!
"They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations." Make picture quote!
"Truth is a naked and open daylight. Truth which only doth judge itself, teacheth that the enquiry of truth, which is the love-making or wooing of it, and the belief of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of i" Make picture quote!




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