Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
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.
More quotes about Wisdom
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions.
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.