Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good...