There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in...
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or...
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes
God Almighty first planted a garden.
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do...
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen...
Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it
Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in...
Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man
Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding
No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man