Quotes

11 November 2014
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
11 November 2014
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
11 November 2014
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 others lands, but a continent that joins to them.
11 November 2014
It is true, that a little Philosophy inclineth Mans Minde to Atheisme; But depth in Philosophy, bringeth Mens Mindes about to Religion.
11 November 2014
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open.... Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
11 November 2014
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
11 November 2014
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
11 November 2014
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.

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