Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek...
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
Men in great place are thrice servants, - servants of the sovereign or state, servants...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts: but if he...
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
In essence we have become addicted to the certainty, sureness or sense of security that...
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt