The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Quote by Francis Bacon
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
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.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
Friends are thieves of time.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years...
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be...
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and...
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.