In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.