Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
He that defers his charity until he is dead is, if a man weighs it...
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We...
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel,...
The worst men often give the best advice.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far...
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
I am a possibilist. I believe that humanity is master of its own fate... Before...
Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem...
Want is the mistress of invention
When money speaks, the truth is silent