Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of...
Opportunity makes a thief.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.