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
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when...
Knowledge is power.
For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations,...
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life
Boldness is a child of ignorance
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
The solution of every problem is another problem