Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
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.
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.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Knowledge is power.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.