If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
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.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
More quotes about Wisdom
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he’s chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.