It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
It is impossible to love and be wise.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing...
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
It is natural to die as to be born.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...