The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when...
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the...
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Knowledge is power.
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a...
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek...
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
The worst men often give the best advice.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a...
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but...
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error...