People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
By indignities men come to dignities.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant,...
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
You do not drink soup with a knife.
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.