The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Great hypocrite are the real atheists.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and...
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad...
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long...
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Tell a miser he's rich, and a woman she's old, you'll get no money of...