The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Science is but an image of the truth.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck...
Age will not be defied.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the...
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused...
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the...
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable..
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Opportunity makes a thief.