Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
By indignities men come to dignities.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.