Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in return exercise authority on reason
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We...
Great hypocrite are the real atheists.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke...
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
History makes people wise.
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
Knowledge itself is power
Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
He that knows least commonly presumes most