Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Quote by Francis Bacon
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Science is but an image of the truth.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.