Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically depicted, it will be as it were an ape of nature, which imitates nothing to the life, but only clumsily and awkwardly
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
Knowledge is power.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the...
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and...
The worst men often give the best advice.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of...
Human kind cannot bear much reality.
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the...
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....