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
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.