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
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of...
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Age will not be defied.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our...
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.