The receipts of cookery are swelled to a volume; but a good stomach excels them all.
More quotes by William Penn
It is the amends of a short and troublesome life, that doing good and suffering ill entitles man to a longer and better
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.
More quotes about Wisdom
Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.