If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Quote by Francis Bacon
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Friends are thieves of time.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.