In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
The remedy is worse than the disease.