Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope the same, without such opinion, despair.
Such truth as opposeth no man's profit nor pleasure is to all men welcome.
The privilege of absurdity to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.
As a draft-animal is yoked in a wagon, even so the spirit is yoked in this body.
No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
I am about to take my last voyage. A great leap in the dark.
The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
The science which teacheth arts and handicrafts is merely science for the gaining of a living; but the science which teacheth deliverance from worldly existence, is not that the true science?