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
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
God's first creature, which was light.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Science is but an image of the truth.