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
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
Acorns were good until bread was found.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Friends are thieves of time.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...