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
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's...
Logic only gives man what he needs...Magic gives him what he wants.