The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things...
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never...
God's first creature, which was light.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel;...
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the...
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation...
Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of...
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.