This delivering of knowledge in distinct and disjointed aphorisms doth leave the wit of man more free to turn and toss, and to make use of that which is so delivered to more several purposes and applications
Quote by Francis Bacon Sr
Houses are built to live in and not to look on.
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life
Good questions outrank easy answers.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom...
Houses are built to live in, not to look on; therefore, let use be preferred...
It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the...
There is superstition in avoiding superstitions
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot...
The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Knowledge itself is power
Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or...
Great hypocrite are the real atheists
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part...
The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a...
Fortune his like the market, where many times, if you can stay a little, the...
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife
It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave than to expend...