It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or...
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
Reading maketh a full man.
Knowledge is power.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Desire is the thing you want in incipiency.
But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize....
Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either...