It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
By indignities men come to dignities.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
God's first creature, which was light.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and...
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...