Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised...
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
For also knowledge itself is power.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be...
Those who begin by burning books will end by burning people.