He that defers his charity until he is dead is, if a man weighs it rightly, rather liberal of another man's goods than his own
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Men in great place are thrice servants, - servants of the sovereign or state, servants...
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the...
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes
Knowledge itself is power
The worst men often give the best advice.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far...
Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions,...
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We...
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.