Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Knowledge itself is power
Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically...
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
Reading maketh a full man.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We...
For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations,...
He that defers his charity until he is dead is, if a man weighs it...
Men in great place are thrice servants, - servants of the sovereign or state, servants...
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
The place of justice is a hallowed place
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning...
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.