Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Knowledge is power.
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel,...
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
The worst men often give the best advice.
This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man...
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what...
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old...
Books are a uniquely portable magic.