It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
For also knowledge itself is power.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
God's first creature, which was light.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
Opportunity makes a thief.