For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised...
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.