A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and...
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Time is the measure of business.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...