Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is...
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what...
History makes people wise.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations,...
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the...
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts: but if he...
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
Everyone excels in something in which another fails.
Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the...