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
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Good questions outrank easy answers.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is...
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or...
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the...
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and...
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
The remedy is worse than the disease.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
History makes people wise.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her...
I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.