The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Quote by Francis Bacon
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him...
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us,...
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be...
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he...
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man...
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of...
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds...
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses...
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.