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
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
By indignities men come to dignities.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
It is natural to die as to be born.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Age in a virtuous person, of either sex, carries in it an authority which makes...
Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men...