Men in great place are thrice servants, - servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Boldness is a child of ignorance
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things...
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
Reading maketh a full man.
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and...
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler afore her eyes, to signify to you that...
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave