A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
By indignities men come to dignities.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
Science is but an image of the truth.
God's first creature, which was light.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for...
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.