Opportunity makes a thief.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the...
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man's self.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...