Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which...