This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Quote by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon Quotes
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure).
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not...
God's first creature, which was light.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character...
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number...
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old...
Age will not be defied.
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be...
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine...
Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
For also knowledge itself is power.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot...
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to...
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only...
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.