The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far...
Come home to men's business and bosoms.
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
History makes people wise.
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when...
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the...
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
They wanted a great university without building a great university. They knew a lot about...
Education is not received. It is achieved.
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.