People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Science is but an image of the truth.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to...
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...