Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Age will not be defied.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...