A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things...
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Be bold when others are scared.
Boldness be my friend.