Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Chiefly the mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
Come home to men’s business and bosoms.
For my name and memory, I leave it to men’s charitable speeches, to foreign nations, and to the next ages.
God Almighty first planted a garden.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
There is a cunning which we in England call “the turning of the cat in the pan;” which is, when that which a man says to another, he lays it as if another had said it to him.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.