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
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost...
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
To choose time is to save time.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
Knowledge is power.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically...
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Habits are the shorthand of behavior