It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man's judgment
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man...
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things...
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek...
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Great hypocrite are the real atheists.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
To choose time is to save time.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the...
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost...
Better lose the anchor than the whole ship
There's such a thin line between winning and losing.
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all...