The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a number of smaller stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together; so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties…
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Great hypocrite are the real atheists.
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons...
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
Boldness is a child of ignorance
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels...
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
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.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
It is a certain sign of a wise government and proceeding that it can hold...
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye,...