Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
More quotes about Wisdom
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Man has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights…sexual intercourse!…His heaven is like himself: strange, interesting, astonishing, grotesque. I give you my word, it has not a single feature in it that he actually values.
Well, when it comes to social media – there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down. You can’t be reading all that stuff. I mean, that’s like letting somebody just walk up and slap you, you know? You would never do that. You would never just sit there and go, slap me in the face and I’m good with it. No. So why would you open yourself up to that?
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
I mean why should somebody go steal and break the law to get all they can when there’s always some law where you can be legal and get it all anyway!
Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?