The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but...
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
By indignities men come to dignities.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never...
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she...
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture...
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the...
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise...
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic...
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such...
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.