Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
More quotes by Francis Bacon
He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both.
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.
More quotes about Wisdom
When many demons are struggling inside you, the one that you feed is the one that will become the strongest. You alone are responsible for what you feed.
You are a constant. Forever in my mind; forever in my heart. It seems that most matter how much I try I can’t get rid of you. You are a thorn, stuck in deep; painful to remove, and even when I do, still I’ll bleed and feel the soreness. It will take time, but it will heal. No matter the pain, I will still dare to pick roses.
Seek not to be Rich, but Happy. The one lies in Bags, the other in Content: which Wealth can never give.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet, drink, and botanical medicines.
The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
I know not any thing more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.