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'A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.'

'A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.'

'A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.'

'By indignities men come to dignities.'

'Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable'

'Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.'

'God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.'

'He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both'

'He that hath knowledge spareth his words.'

'Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.'

'I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death'

'If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.'

'If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.'

'Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.'

'Knowledge is power.'

'Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance'

'Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.'

'Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.'

'Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.'

'Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.'

'Opportunity makes a thief.'

'Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man'

'Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.'

'Science is but an image of the truth.'

'Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.'

'The remedy is worse than the disease.'

'There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.'

'Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.'

Born in Strand, London
Died in London
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Great London Tornado - 1091, Battle of Fornham - 1173, Battle of Neville Cross - 1346, Regicides Executed - 1660, London Beer Flood - 1814, 1st Professional Golf Tournament - 1860, First Motoring Offences in Britain - 1895, First Full-Scale British Air-raid - 1917, World’s First Fully Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Opened - 1956, Hatfield Rail Crash - 2000
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