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
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Age will not be defied.
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
For also knowledge itself is power.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
God's first creature, which was light.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.