Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
By indignities men come to dignities.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
God's first creature, which was light.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.