Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
I have often thought upon death, and I find it the least of all evils.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it...
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the...
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...