He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
Age will not be defied.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Life is not an easy matter...You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and...
There is more to life than increasing its speed.