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
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
God's first creature, which was light.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Science is but an image of the truth.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.