People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,...
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.