Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
Silence is the virtue of fools.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which...
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
I will never be content with being your back door hoe, your something on the...