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.
Truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candlelights.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education in the elder, a part of experience.
To choose time is to save time.
Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
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.
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.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time.
The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search for truth. So it does more harm than good.
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