Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the...
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
Time is the measure of business.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
Age will not be defied.
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.