Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of...
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest...